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Pilgrim Genealogy and History 






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THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT 
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INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Abstracts of Barnstable County, 
Mass., Probate Records, 176, 
201. 256. 
Allien, John, Deposition of, 120 
Inventory of, 10 
Settlementof the Estate 
of, 11 
Allen, Sewall Charles, Bible Records 

of, 135 

Andrews, Henry, Deed to, 39 

Record of his 
Lands, 40 
Answers to Queries : 
Coombs, 128 
Thomson-Reed, 255 

Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records, 51, 

71, 149, 256 
Barnstable County, Mass., Probate 
Records, Abstracts of, 176, 201, 
256 
Bartlett, Joseph, Deeds to, 112, 115 
Mary, Deed from, 115 
Robert, Children of, 116 
Deed from, 112 
Will of, 114 
Inventory of, 114 
Bass, John, Will of, 256 
Bible Records of Sewall Charles Al- 
len and William Jones Hastings, 

135 

Bonum, George, Deed to, 138 
Book Notes : 

Historic Duxbury in Plymouth 

County, Mass., 64 
Plymouth County Marriages, 64 
Bradford, Alice (Carpenter) (South- 
worth), Inventory of, 145 
Will of. "144 
Major William, Will of, 
256 
Brewster Book, 128, 192, 256 
Brewster, William, Inventory of, 15 
Settlement of the 
Estate of, 27 
Bridgewater, Mass., Vital Records, 

. 8, 142,256 
^"gg s « John, Inventory of, 224 



Cabinet of Massachusetts Society, 

Donations to, 58, 124 
Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Associa- 
tion, 231 
Chipman, John, Inventory of, 184 
Will of, 181 
Ruth, Will of, 185 
Chittenden, Isaac, Deed to, 79 
Collier, Jane, Agreement of, 141 
Colonial Research Fund, 127, 128, 

192, 254 
Colonial Research Work, 254 
Committees Appointed : 

District of Columbia Society, 126 
Massachusetts Society, 58 
Ohio Society, 126 
Connecticut Society : 

Election of Members, 61, 126. 191, 
2?o 



Election of Officers, 61, 



Cooke, Francis, 



103 
and His 

ants, 95, 



Descend- 
256 



Children of, 
Jacob, Agreement of, 103 
Inventory of, 239 
Will of, 236 
John, Agreement of, 103 
Deed from, 139 
Inventory of, 34 
Will of, 33 
Sarah, Bond as Executrix, 
Coombs, Answer to Query, 128 
Cushman, Thomas, Will of, 256 



Damon, John, Deed from, 79 
Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records, 

216, 256 
Deeds, Plymouth Colony, 39, 78, 138, 

201, 225, 254, 256 
Deeds, Grantors and Grantees : 
Andrews, Henry, 39 
Bartlett, Joseph, 112, 115 
Mary, 115 
Robert, 112 
Bonum, George, 138 
Chittenden, Isaac, 79 



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Index of Subjects. 



Deeds, etc. — Continued 

Cooke, Jacob, 79 
John, 139 

Damon, John, 79 

Doty, John, 256 

Freeman, John, 65 

Hatherley, Timothy, Si 

Hoare, John, 81 

Lettice, Thomas, 139 

Mayo, Hannah, 65 

Ousamequin, 225 

Partridge, Ralph, 78 

Pratt, Ebenezer, 2, 4 
Jeremiah, 2, 4 
John, 2, 4 

Prence, Thomas, 225 

Russell, John, 78 

Sparrow, Richard, 13S 

Standish, Myles, 225 

Taunton, Inhabitants of, 39 

Wamsitto, 225 

Willett, Thomas, 78, 225 

Winslow, Josiah, 225 
Deposition of John Alden, 120 
Dexter, Thomas, Settlement of his 
Estate, 176 
Inventory of, 176 
Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr., 43, 243, 

2 5 6 

District of Columbia Society: 
Appointment of Committees, 126 
Election of Members, 63, 127, 191, 

2 5 ! 

Election of Orhcers, 63 

Supplemental Lines Filed, 63, 127 
Doane, John, Inventory of, 178 

Will of, 177 
Doty, Edward, Inventory of, 88 
Will of, 87 
John, Deed of, 256 

Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital 

Records, 178, 229, 256 
Eaton Query, 128 

Fitch, Jabez, Jr., Diary of, 43, 243, 

256 
Folland, Thomas, Inventory of, 176 

Will of, '176 
Foreign Research Fund, 128 
Freeman, John, Exchange of Land 
with Hannah 
Mayo, 65 
William, Inventory of, 177 

GifTord, William, Inventory of, 202 
Will of, 202 



Gilson, William, Inventory of, 160 

Will of, 160 
Gorham, Desire (Howland), Estate 
of, 256 
John, Estate of, 256 

Halifax, Mass., Vital Records, 30, 
157,256 

Hampton, Thomas, Will and Inven- 
tory of, 74 

Harwich, Mass., Vital Records, 174, 
256 

Hastings, William Jones, Bible Rec- 
ords of, 135 

Hatherley, Timothy, Deed from, 81 

Hoare. John, Deed' to, 81 

Hopkins, Stephen and His Descend- 
ants, 256 

Howland, Elizabeth (Tilley), Will 
of, 54 

Illinois Society: 

Donations to Library, 62, 126 
Election of Members, 62, 126, 191 
Officers, 62 

Illustrations : 

Deed of John Pratt, Sr., 1 
Signature of Ebenezer Pratt, 7 
Reverse of Deed of John Pratt, 

Sr., 8 
Bond of Sarah (Warren) Cooke, 

33 
Deed of John Freeman and Hannah 

Mayo, 65 
John Winslow's Will, 129 
The Only Mayflower Gravestone, 

193 

Gravestones of Richard More and 

His Family, 197 
Gravestones of Christian More and 
Jane More, 198 
Indenture of Thomas Savory, 139 
Inventories, see Wills and Inventories 

Lettice, Thomas, Deed to, 139 

Indenture to, 139 
Library of Massachusetts Society, 

Donations to, 58, 124, 189, 249 
Library of Illinois Society, Donations 

to', 62, 126 
Little, Thomas, Will of, 256 

Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records, 41, 
187, 256 

Massachusetts Society: 

Appointment of Committees, 58 
Donations to Cabinet of, 58^,424 



Index of Subjects. 



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Massachusetts Society — Continued 
Donations to Library of, 58, 124, 

189, 249 

Election of Members, 58, 124, 190, 
249 
Officers, 57 
Supplemental Lines Filed, 59, 125, 

190, 250 

Mayflower, The, 193-195, 231 
Mayflower Genealogies, 45, 64, 95, 
127, 192, 256 
Francis Cooke and His Descend- 
ants, 95 
Richard Warren and His Descend- 
ants, 45, 105 
Mayflower Gravestone, The Only, 

*93> 255 
Mayflower Passengers, Wills and In- 
ventories of: 
Alden, John, 10 
Brewster, William, 15 
Cooke, John, ^,3 
Doty, Edward, 87 
Howland, Elizabeth (Tilley), 54 
Rogers, Joseph, 67 
Standish, Myles, 153 
White, Peregrine, 119 
Mayo, Hannah, Deed of, 6$ 
Michigan Society: 
Election of Members, 253 
Officers, 253 
Middieborough, Mass.,Viial Records, 

83, 232, 256 
Mitchell, Experience, Will of, 256 

New Jersey Society : 

Election of Members, 251 

Officers, 192, 251 
New York Society : 

Election of Members, 60, 125, 190, 
250 
Officers, 59 
Supplemental Lines Filed, 6o y 125 
Notes : 

Brewster Book, 128, 192 

Colonial Research Fund, 127, 12S, 

192, 254 
Colonial Research Work, 254 
Death of Sarah (Collier) (Brews- 
ter) Parke, 192 
Foreign Research Fund, 128 
Mary- Rogers {John x ), 254 
Mayflower Genealogies, 64, 127, 

192 
Special Renewal Offer, 253 
The Only Mayflower Gravestone, 
255 



Ohio Society: 

Appointment of Committees, 126 
Election of Members, 126, 251 
Officers, 62 
Orleans and Eastham Vital Records, 

178, 229, 256 
Ousamequin, Deed from, 225 

Parke, Sarah (Collier) (Brewster), 

Death of, 192 
Partridge, Ralph, Deed from, 78 
Pennsylvania Society: 

Election of Members, 126, 251 
Officers, 6r 
Phillips, Faith (Clark) (Doty), Will 

of, 89 
Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 64, 127, 

192, 253 
Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records, 12, 

121, 256 
Plymouth Colony Deeds, 39, jZ, 

138, 201, 225,254, 256 
Plymouth Colony Wills and Inven- 
tories, 74, 160, 201, 220, 254, 256 
Plymouth County Deeds, 201, 254 
Plymouth County Wilis, 201, 254 
Plympton, Mass., Vital Records, 91, 

163, 256 
Pratt, Ebenezer, Deeds to, 2, 4 
Jeremiah, Deeds to, 2, 4 
John, Deeds from, 2, 4 

Deed to, 4 
John and Ebenezer of Ovster 

Bay, L. I., 1 
P h i n e a s of Plymouth and 

Charlestown, 256 
Query, 128 
Prence, Thomas, Deed to, 225 

Inventory of, 206 
Will of, 203 
Prior, Thomas, Inventory of, yy 
Will of, 76 

Queries : 
Eaton, 128 
Pratt, 128 
Soule, 255 

Sumner-Washburn, 128 
Taber, 128 
Washburn, 128 
Winslow, 255 

Reed, Answer to Query, 255 

Rehoboth, Inhabitants of, Agree- 
ment, 227 

Reports from State Societies, 57, 124, 
189, 249, 256 

Rhode Island Society, 252 



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Index of Subjects. 



Ring, Andrew, Will of, 256 
Rogers, Joseph, Inventory of, 69 
Will of, 67 
Mary * {John * ) , 254 
Russell, John, Deed to, 78 

Savory, Thomas, Indenture of, 139 
Scituate, Mass., Vital Records, 117, 

256 
Snow, Anthony, Will of, 256 

Nicholas, Inventory of, 169 
Will of, 167 
Soule, George, and His Descendants, 
256 
Query, 255 
Sparrow, Richard. Deed from, 13S 
Standish, Myles, Deed to, 225 

Inventory of, 155 
Will of, 153 
Stanleck, Daniel, Will of, 77 
Sumner- Wash burn Query, 128 

Taber Query, 128 

Taunton, Inhabitants of, Deed from, 

39 
Thompson, Answer to Query, 255 

John, Agreement of, 103 

Will of, 256 
Mary, Agreement of, 103 
Tilden, Nathaniel, Inventory of, 222 
Will of, 220 

Vital Records : 

Barnstable, 51, 71, 149, 256 
Bridgewater, 8, 142, 256 
Dartmouth, 216, 256 
Eastham and Orleans, 178, 229, 

256 
Halifax, 30, 157, 256 
Harwich, 174, 256 
Marshfield, 41, 187, 256 
Middleborough, 83, 232, 256 
Orleans and Eastham, 178,229, 256 
Plymouth, 12, 121, 256 
Plvmpton, 91, 163, 256 
Scituate, 117, 256 
Yarmouth, 36, 245, 256 

Wamsitto, Deed from, 225 
Warren, Elizabeth, Agreement of, 141 
Joseph, Will of, 256 
Nathaniel, Agreement of, 

141 
Richard, and His Descend- 
ants, 45, 105, 256 
Washburn Query, 128 
White, Peregrine, Inventory of, 119 



Willett, Thomas, Agreement of, 227 
Deed from, 78 
Deed to, 225 
Wills, Inventories, &c. : 
Bartlett, Robert, 114 
Bass, John, 256 

Bradford, Alice (Carpenter) (South- 
worth), 144 
Major William, 256 
Briggs, John, 224 
Chipman, Joim, 1S1 
Ruth, 185 
Cushman, Thomas, 256 
Dexter, Thomas, 176 
Doane, Joha, 177 
Doty, Edward, 87 
Folland, Thomas, 176 
Freeman, William, 177 
Gitford, William, 202 
Gilson, William, 160 
Gorham, Desire (Howland), 256 

John, 256 
Hampton, Thomas, 74 
Little, Thomas, 256 
Mitchell, Experience, 256 
Phillips, Faith (Clark) (Doty), 89 
Prior, Thomas, 76 
Ring, Andrew, 256 
Rogers, Joseph, 67 
Snow, Anthony, 256 
Nicholas, 167 
Standish, M>les, 153 
Stanleck, Daniel, 77 
Thompson, John, 256 
Tilden, Nathaniel, 220 
Warren, Joseph, 256 
White, Peregrine, 119 
Winslow, Edward, 256 

John, 129 
Worden, Mary, 201 
Peter, 75 
Winslow, Edward, Will of, 256 

John, Inventorv of, 133 

Will of, 129 
Josiah, Agreement of, 227 

Deed to, 225 
Query, 255 
Wisconsin Society, 252 
Worden, Mary, Inventory of, 202 
Will of, 201 
Peter, Will of, 75 
Wright, Hester, Agreement of, 103 
Richard, Agreement of, 103 

Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records, 36, 
245, 256 










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HThe Mayflower 

Descendant 

Vol. III. JANUARY, 1901. _ No. I. 



JOHN AND EBENEZER PRATT, OF OYSTER BAY, 
LONG ISLAND. 

By Rodney Macdonough. 

Phineas Pratt of Plymouth and Charlestown, who married 
Mary, a daughter of Degory Priest, one of the Mayflower 
passengers, is known to have had six sons, but thus far only 
four of them, Aaron, Samuel, Daniel and Joseph have been 
traced and identified. The other two, John and Peter, have 
hitherto been lost to sight. It was known that there was a 
John Pratt at Kingstowne, Rhode Island, in 1671, but no con- 
nection could be traced between him and Phineas. The writer 
has discovered, however, such evidence as proves beyond all 
doubt that John Pratt of Rhode Island, and subsequently of 
Long Island, was the son of Phineas Pratt of Plymouth and 
Charlestown. 

Although he is not mentioned in Phineas Pratt's will, we 
know that Phineas had a son John, for a memorandum in the 
Middlesex County probate files (1st Series, No. 12762) in con- 
nection with , the settlement of Phineas' estate in 1738 
reads : — 

July 31 1738 

The Return of the Commissi appointed to apprize & Destribute the Real 
Estate of Phinehas Pratt late of Charlstown Dece'd — (Commission wanting) 
read — present, sundry of the Heirs. 

memorand m — say To the Children severally (if Liveing) or to their Heirs 
(if Deceased) 

John is Dead } Ergo say only to their Heirs Each to give Bond to refund, 

& Peter Dead S &c. . . . 



2 John and Ebenezer Pratt, of Oyster Bay, Long Island. 

In 167 1 we find a John Pratt at Kingstowne, Rhode Island. 
where, on May 20, he took the oath of allegiance to the Colony 
and the King (R. I. Colonial Records, 11:391). In 1680, de- 
scribed in the Oysterbay (Long Island) town records (Book A, 
p. 100) as "lately an Inhabitant within y e Coloney of Road 
Island," John Pratt was appointed keeper of Hog (now Centre; 
Island in the harbor of Oyster Bay. This John was un- 
doubtedly the John of Kingstowne. Among his sons were 
Ebenezer, Jeremiah and John, Jr. On February 5, 171 3/14, 
John, Jr. released to his brothers Ebenezer and Jeremiah his 
right to certain property " that was formerly my grandfathers 
Phenius Pratt," situated within "y e Colony of Boston." This 
deed is recorded in the Oysterbay Town Records, Book D, 
page 169, and is as follows : — 

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come greeting, Know 
yee that I John Pratt of Oysterbay In Queens County on ye Island of Nassau 
In ye Province of New York, Carpenter, ffor and in consideration of y e Love 
Good Will & brotherly affections w ch I have and doe Bear towards my two 
Loving Brothers Ebenezer Pratt and Jeremiah Pratt both of Oysterbay afore- 
said Yeomen, and for many other Good Causes and Considerations, me y« 
said John Pratt especially moveing, Have Given Granted Alienated Enfeoffed. 
Assigned Released made over and Confirmed and by these presents I, ye 
said John Pratt Do freely fully clearly and absolutely Give Grant Alienate 
Enfeoffe Assigne Release make over and Confirm L T nto my said Brothers 
Ebenezer Pratt and Jeremiah Pratt their Heirs and Assigns forever ail that of 
ye equal two thirds parts of all y e Land, meadow & meadow Ground, Swampe 
& Swampe Ground which I have or w^ h Doe any ways or means Whatsoever 
belong Unto me y e said John Pratt, situate lying and being within y« Colony 
of Boston of both Divided & Undivided or lotted or Unlotted Lands Meadow 
and meadow Ground, Swampe & Swampe Ground, being by Estimation more 
or Less, with every part & parcel that Doe any ways belong Unto me y e said 
John Pratt by Heireship within y e s d Colony of Boston that was formerly my 
Grandfathers Phenius Pratt Deceased, being more or Less, To have and to 
Hold all & Singular ye s d Granted Land Meadow & Swampe & premises with 
their and every of their appurtenances, Priviledges and Commodities to ye 
same belonging or In any Ways appertaining Unto them my said Brothers 
Ebenezer Pratt & Jeremiah Pratt their Heirs and assigns for ever more to 
them & their only proper use, benefit and behoofe forever, Absolutely 
with outt any Lett Hindrance Molestation or Interruption of me y e said John 
Pratt my Heirs Exec" adm^ or assigns or any other person or persons What- 
soever Lawfully Claiming ye Same or that Shall or may Claim ye s d Granted 
premises or any part thereof from by or under me, In witness whereof I y- s d 
John Pratt have hereunto Sett my Hand and fixed to my Seal this fifth Day 






John and Ebenezer Pratt, of Oyster Bay, Long Island. 3 

of February In y e twelfth yeare of y e Reign of our Soveraigne Lady Anne, 
Bv \ Grace of God Queen of Great Brittain ecc Annoq Domini one thou- 
sand seven hundred Thirteen fourteen 

Sealed & Delivered in ye presence of John Pratt 

Caleb Coles Geo : Townsend 

The foregoing deed is of great genealogical value as it proves 
that Ebenezer' s father, John Pratt of Rhode Island and Long 
Island, was the son of Phineas Pratt, who married Mary, 
daughter of Degory Priest. 

John Pratt was born at Plymouth and no doubt went with 
his father from there to Charlestown soon after the twenty-sixth 
of August, 1646, when Phineas sold his Plymouth property to 
John 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ),* but he must have removed from 
Charlestown not long after, for there is no trace of him there 
or elsewhere until 167 1, when we find him at Kingstowne, 
Rhode Island, where, on May 20, he took the oath of allegiance. 
From Rhode Island he went to Long Island and settled at 
Oyster Bay. The exact date of his removal is not known, 
but it must have been after December 23, 1676, the date of 
the birth of his daughter Mercy, which is recorded in the 
Rhode Island Friends' records. 

On April 15, 16S0, described in the Oysterbay town records 
as "John prat lately an Inhabitant within y e Coloney of Road 
Island," he was appointed the first keeper of Hog (now Centre) 
Island in the harbor of Oyster Bay and was granted 30 acres 
of land near the beach. On December 15, 1684, the Indians 
deeded to him a certain lot of land in the township of Oyster- 
bay, " being informed & made sensable y t John Pratt having 
many children and being not of ability at prisent to make pay- 
ment for a Settlement of Lands as other men Doe, and wee 
having a sartain parcell of Land undisposed. . . ." On Decem- 
ber 26 of the same year he assigned his interest in this land to 
Josias Latting in exchange for land on Hog Island. On Janu- 
ar y 9» 1685, his name appears on a list of the inhabitants and 
freemen of Oyster Bay. 

On April 27, 1695, he divided certain interests between his 
sons John, Ebenezer and Jeremiah, and on March 14, 1697/8, 
he made an additional grant to his son Ebenezer. The various 

• Pl>m. Co!. Records, XII : 137. 



4 John and Ebenezer Pratt, of Oyster Bay, Long Island. 

transactions connected with these conveyances cover both sides 
of a document owned by the writer, which is the subject of 
the two illustrations accompanying this article, and literal 
copies are here given. 

To all Christian People to whome this pfsent Writing shall Come or Ap- 
prtaine Be it known y* I John Pratt Sen r of Oysterbay in queens County on 
Long Island alias Nassaw in ye Collony of New Yorke for & in ye Considera- 
tion of my Naturall Love & Affection to my sons John Pratt, Ebenezer Pratt 
& Jeremiah Pratt, And ffor Divers other good Causes & Consid r ations me y e 
Sd John Pratt Sen r especially Moving Have Given, Granted, Alienated, In- 
feoffed, Assigned & Connrm'd, And by these p r sents Do Give, Grant, Alien- 
ate, Infeoffe Assigne & Confirme unto my fforenamed sons, that is to say to 
my Eldest son John the one Moity or half of my right of & in y* Land 
Comonly Called the New purchase of Oysterbay of Matenacock Lands 
And unto my son Ebenezer Prati, ail that of my two six Acre Lotts of land 
& three shares of Meadow Lying & being upon Hogg Island in y e Bounds of 
Oysterbay aforesd. and the Moity or half of my right of Land in ye New 
purchase aforesd. And unto my son Jeremiah Pratt I do Give grant &c. as 
aforesd all that of my Dwelling house Barnes & out houses w th all ye Land 
whereon they stand w ch I y e sd John Pratt sen r had formerly of y e prpriet rs 
of Hogg : Island aforesd Lying & being upon ye sd Island w^ all y e prfitts 
& priviledges thereto belonging as fully and Amply as it is Confirmed unto 
me by y e sd prpriefs when I first setled upon it, (Excepting & alwayes re- 
serving from my aforesd Gift & Grant the Nurcery of Apple trees & other 
fruit trees Lying neer my sd Dwelling House, and also y f - one third prt of all 
ye foresd Grants for my Wife Ann Pratt to enjoy During her Naturall Life 
If She keeps her self a Widdow but not other Wise) Together with all prfits 
Comoditys p r viledges, Customes egress, regress to y e forementioned Grants' 
or either of them is belonging, w* all my right, Title & Interest, Claime and 
Demand whoever w ch I y e sd John Pratt sen r now have or wck any or either 
of my Heires, Execute or Assignes may hereaff have of to or in all & singu- 
lar ye foresd Granted Land & pnnises or any prt or prcell thereof (except 
before excepted) w th all y* thereto is of right in any wise Apprtaining To 
Have & To Hold unto them & either of them ye sd John Pratt Jun r , Ebene- 
zer Pratt & Jeremiah Pratt my sd sons all & singular ye foresd Lands, 
Meadow & right of Land as before Granted w* ye Apprtences thereof (ex- 
cept before excepted) to ye only prpr use & behoofe of them ye sd John Pratt 
Junr Ebenezer Pratt and Jeremiah Pratt their Heires & Assignes forever, And 
y e sd John Pratt senr Doth for him self his Heires, Execute & Assignes 
further Coven 1 & agree to & with his sd Sons, John, Ebenezer, & Jeremiah 
their & each of their Heires & Assignes quietly and peaceably to have, hold, 
possess & enjoy all & singular ye sd Granted Land & p'mises as before 
Granted (except before excepted) forever, w^out y e Lawfull Lett or Moles- 
tacon of him ye sd John P*"att Senr his Heires or Assignes or any other prson 
or prsons Lawfully Claiming for, by or und r him or any or either of them 






John and Ebenezer Pratt, of Oyster Bay, Long Island. 5 

Notw lh standing any former Grant Mortgage, Dower or Conveyance whoever , 
And the same to sd John ebenezer & Jeremiah their & each of their Heircs 
& Assignes forever to Warrant & Defend In Witnes Wherof I have hereunto 
sett my hand & seal y e Twenty seventh Day of Aprill in y« year of our Lord 
one thousand six hundred Ninety ffive Prvided alwayes & the true Intent of 
this Grant is that my two sons Ebenezer & Jeremiah shall not sell, Alienate 
nor Convey y e above sd Grants nor any prt thereof but to each other if they 
or each of them see cause to buy it at another mans price, And also y* my sd 
son Jeremiah Shall pay or Cause to be pd to my son John the sume of ffive 
pounds Currant Money of New Yorke Imediately after his Mothers Decease 

John Pratt Sen r 
Signed sealed & dd 
in p r sence of us 
John Newman 
George Codner 

I Jeremiah Pratt abovenamed do hereby bind my self Execute & Admistrat" 
to pay the ffive pounds above expressed to my Brother John as above speci- 
fied as witnes my hand & Seal Day & year above written 

Jeremiah Pratt 
(On the back of the document.} 

I John Pratt Jun^ ye w*in named in this w th in written Deed do hereby own 
& acknowledg that I have already received of my ftather as Good a portion 
in Land or other wise as either of my'Brothers have by this w*in written 
Deed and therewith do hold my self fully satisfied & Contented as well my 
self as my Heires Execute & Assignes as witnes my hand & seal April! y« 
27 th 1695 : 

witnes John Newman John Pratt Juner 

George Codner 

Memorand that although my youngest son Jeremiah is by this w&in written 
Deed to have my Dwelling house w th ye Land & priviledges w«* I had from 
y e Prprietrs of Hogg Island yet nevertheless my son Ebenezer may have his 
Choice of w* I have Given them in this deed if it be done in Convenient time 
witnes my hand Aprill 27 : 1695 : 

John Pratt Sen r 
witnes John Newman 
George Codner 

Know all men by these presents yt I John Pratt Sene r the within Named Do 
give Grant and Make over unto my son Ebenezer all my Land on hog IsLand 
which I bought since y e date of y e within written deed after y e same manner 
& fform and as ffree as any of y e within written premises and ffurther I do 
bind and oblidge my two sons Ebenezer and Jeremiah to pay the money 
which is behind to ye payment of y e said Land out off the produce of all y* I 
have Left them and If Either of them shall refuse to pay his Equall propor- 



6 Jo Jut and Ebenezer Pratt, of Oyster Bay, Long Island. 

tion he shall fforfeit his whole Inheritance to ye other As witnes my hand 
& seal march ye 14th Anno Domini 169J 

John Pratt 
ffor want of rome below it his marke 

is witnessed here 
Edward White 
Na Tl Coales 
John townsend 

Unfortunately the parentage of John's wife, Ann, is not 
known. It has been surmised that she was the daughter of 
Richard and Bridget ( ) Dexter of Charlestown. She 

could not have been Ann Dexter, however, for deeds to the 
latter from her father, Richard Dexter, in 1677 and 1678, and 
a deed from her to Samuel Townsend in 1694, show that 
although she had married a Pratt she was a widow on the dates 
named, while John Pratt of Kingstowne and Oyster Bay did 
not die until after March 14, 1697/8. Ann, John's wife, was 
living April 27, 1695, as is shown by the deed to John, Jr., 
Ebenezer and Jeremiah just quoted. John must have died 
before February 5, 1713/14, as is evidenced by the deed of that 
date from his son John to the latter's brothers Ebenezer and 
Jeremiah. 

The children of John and Ann ( ) Pratt, as given in 

the Rhode Island Friends' records,* were : — 

1. Delivered, born November 13, 1664. 

2. Mary, born April, 1666. 

3. John, born October, 1667. 

4. Ebenezer, born August 31, 1669. 

5. Phineas, born April, 1671. 

6. Joshua, born January 10, 1672/3. 

7. Jeremy, born October 13, 1674. 

8. Mercy, born December 23, 1676. 

Ebenezer Pratt, son of John and Ann ( ) Pratt, spent 

most of his life at Oyster Bay, Long Island. It is not known 
where he was born, though very likely it was at Kingstowne, 
Rhode Island, for his father was living there in 1671 and 
may have been there for some years prior to that date. 

•Arnold's "Vital Record of Rhode Island," VII : 70. 



John and Ebenezer Pratt, of Oyster Bay, Long Island. 7 

His name occurs occasionally in the Oysterbay town records 
in connection with the trans- 
fer of land. On July 17, 

1700, he agrees with Eliza- f ^C^^^-Cf^Pi^tf 
beth Ludlam concerning ^ 8 

fences On Hog Island, and On Signature to the agreement with Elizabeth 

March 22, 1703, his brother Ludiam of July 17, 170a. 

John assigns him the in- 
terest in a mill grant he had acquired in 1696. 

The original agreement signed by Ebenezer Pratt and Eliza- 
beth Ludlam is in the possession of the writer, and a literal 
copy follows : — 

Articles and Covenants of an agreement had made and Concluded on by 
and Between Elizabeth Ludlam the Relict or widdow of Joseph Ludlam 
Deceased of Hog IsLand In the Township of Oysterbay In Queens County 
on Nassaw IsLand In the Collony of Newyorke of the one part and Ebenezer 
Pratt of Hog IsLand aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that whereas 
there hath been an Exchange of Land made on Hog IsLand by and Between 
the Said Elizabeth and Ebenezer untill such time that her Sons Joseph ur 
Charles shall Come to ye ffull age of Twenty one Yeares of age Therefore 
the Said Elizabeth Ludlam Doth Bind her Selfe her Heires and assignes 
firmly by these presents to maintain the ffence yt parts y e Said Ebenezers 
Land and the Land w ch is now in her possession on y e Said IsLand from 
Highwater mark on ye East Side y e IsLand westward as the ffence now runs 
Just Halfe way to the maine highway that Runs through y s IsLand untill such 
Time that ye Said Joseph or Charles her aforesaid Sons or Either of them 
shall Come or arrive to y e full age of Twenty one Yeares &c And Likewise the 
Said Ebenezer Pratt Doth bind himselfe his heires and assignes fSrmly by 
these presents to maintain and make all ye rest and remainding part of the 
ffence from ye aforesaid Elizabeths part westward as y e fence now Runs to y« 
Salt water and to make both ye water fences on both sides y e IsLand so Long 
or untill such time y* y e abovesaid Joseph or Charles shall Come of age as 
aboves d and to the true performance whereof the Said Elizabeth and Eben- 
ezer hath hereunto Sett there hands and Seales this 17 th Day of July Annoq 
Domini 1700 — and In ye 12 th Yeare of his majesties Raigne 

her 
Signed and Sealed Elizabeth £ Ludlam (Seal) 

In presence of mark 

Samuel Dickinson Ebenezer Pratt (Seal) 

John Townsend 

He was a private in Captain James Dickinson's company of 



8 The Vital Records of Bridgezvatcr, Mass. 

Queens County (Long Island) mil : tia, his name appearing on a 
muster roll of September 12, 171 5.* 

His wife was Mehitable Mudge, who survived him. Eben- 
ezer died probably in 171 8, as letters of administration were 
issued to his widow on December 17 of that year. He was dead 
before August 4, for he is spoken of as " Ebenezer Pratt de- 
ceased " in a deed of that date from Jeremiah and Rose Pratt, 
his brother and sister-in-law, to Joseph and Charles Ludlam. 

His children were : — 

1. Oliver. 

2. Anne, married William, son of Samson and Hannah (Towns- 

end) Hawxhurst [marriage bond dated April 5, 1736]. 
Their daughter Sarah married William Denning, and this 
couple were the great-great-grandparents of the writer 

[NOTE BY THE EDITOR. — The data made use of in this article was collected by Mr. 
Macdoncugh for a work soon to be issued by him, entitled " The Macdonough-Hackstaff 
Ancestry," and he has generously allowed the use of two of the many plates prepared for 
his volume.] 



THE VITAL RECORDS OF BRIDGWATER, MASS. 

( Continued from Vol. II, p. 244?) 

[Vol. I, p. 152] 

Nathanael Brett and Sarah Hayward of Bridgwater were joined 

together in Marriage November y e 21 Ann Do 1683 
The children born to them are as followeth 

The first born a son who was stil born : on the 2d day of January 1684/5 
The seccond a Daughter name Alice who was born January the 29 

1685/6 and Deceased y e seventh day of March next following 
The third a son who was born December -f 9 th anno 1686 and Deceased 

the same day 
The fourth a son named Seth who was born February y e 24 in the year 

1687/8 
The fift a son born the ninth day of June in the year 1690 and dyed the 

Eleventh day of the same 
The sixt a son born the 15 th day of June in the year 1691 and De- 
ceased y e same day 
The seventh a Daughter born August the 12^ in ye year 1692 whose 

name is Mehetabel 
The Eight a Daughter named Sarah who was born the 28 of January 

1694/5 
The ninth a son who was bora Feb 4 th 1697/8 and died the 15th day of 
the same moneth 

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The tenth a Daughter named Hannah who was born October the 

Eighteenth 1699 
The Eleventh a son named William who was born April y e 26 : 1702. 
The Twelfth a son named Nathanael who was born Nov 3 d Anno Do 

1704 
[p. 153] Joseph Haywardju r And Sarah Crossman were joyned together 

in marriage sep* 9 th 1703 
[p. 154] William Basset and Mary Bump wer Joyned together in Mar- 
riage June 23 : 1703 
John Barden and Mary Parlow of Middleborough were joyned together 

in Marriage in Bridgwater August 23 : 1703 
James Norton & Esiel Tanttor 
[p. 155] Isaac Allden and Mehe table Allen wer Joyned Together jn 

marriage The second : day of December In the yeare : 1685 : 
Isaac Aldens first born A daughter whose Name js Mehetable who was 

borne : the : 7 th : day of march : 1687 
a second childe born to Isaac Alden whose Name js Sarah born & brought 

forth jnto the world the : 24 th : of September In the yeare : 16SS : 
Isaac Aldens Third Child A daughter whose Name js mary who was 

brought forth jn to the world : the : 10 th : of July jn the yeare of 

our lord : 1691 : 
A tourth Childe borne to Isaac Alden A son whose Name js Isaac who 

was brought forth jn to the world the Tenth of March jn the yeare : 

1692 
A fift Childe borne to Isaac Alden A son whose Name js Ebenezer who 

was brought forth jn to the world the fift day of Jenuary jn the 

yeare of our lord : 1693 : 
A sixt Childe born to Isaac Alden a daughter whose Name Is Marcy 

who was born the : 30 : day of October jn The yeare of our lord : 

1696 : 
A seventh Childe borne to Isaac Alden A daughter whose Name js 

Abigail who was brought forth jnto the World the : 28 : of July : 

1699: 
Eight Childe borne To Isaac Alden A daughter Whose Name js Jemima 

who was brought forth jn to the world the : 9 th : of Jenuary : 1702 : 
[p. 164] Isaac Lenord of Bridgw r ater And Mary Randall of North 

Purchas were Joyned together jn marriage Aprill : 16 : 1701 : 
Joiah Conant & Elizabeth washbourn were Joyned together jn marrige 

jn September : 1 : 1701 : 
Elisha Allen & Mehetable Biram were Joyned Together jn marriage In 

December; 3d : 1701 : 
[p. 166] Marridges selebrated In bridgwater 

Thomas Michell And Elizabeth Kingman Jacob Michell And Deliver- 
ance Kingman Samuell Kingman And Mary Michell wer All 

married The first of Jenuary : 1695/6 : 
Jeremiah Newland And Susannah Harris were joyned to gether jn mar- 

iage : the seventh of Aprill : 1696 : 
Nathan iell Allen And bethiah Conet wer Joyned to gether jn marriage : 

december : 14th 1696 



IO John Alden s Inventory and tJie Settle meiit of his Estate. 

James haris & Elizabeth fry were Joyned together In marriage the 
Eleventh of march : 1695/6 

John Ames & Sarah washburn were Joyned together In manage Jen- 
uary : 12& : 109-? 

Daniell hutson & mary orcut were Joyned together In marriage may : 
19 : : 1697 : all of bridgwater 

John feild And Ellissabeth ames Joyned to gether jn manage jn Novem- 
ber jn the yeare : 1697 : 

( To be continued.} 



JOHN ALDEN^S INVENTORY AND THE SETTLE- 
MENT OF HIS ESTATE. 

Transcribed from the original records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

John Alden died at Duxbury on the twelfth of September, 
1687, leaving no will, and the thirty-first of October -the inven- 
tory of his estate was taken by his son Jonathan, who was 
appointed administrator on the eighth of November. John 
Alden had deeded certain parcels of land to his children during 
his lifetime, and since the inventory mentions no real estate it 
must all have been distributed before his death. This accounts 
for the smallness of the estate, only £49 ijs. 6d. 

The records here transcribed are found in the Plymouth 
County Probate Records, Volume I, pages 10 and 16. 



[p. 10] The Eigth day of November 1687 Administration was 
Granted unto Leiu tt Jonathan Alden to Administer upon the 
Estate of his father M r John Alden late of Duxbury deceased 

An Inventory taken of the Estate of the late deceased M r 
John Alden October 31 day 1687 

£ * d 
Neate Cattell sheep Swine & one horse 13 . . . . 

one Table one forme one Carpit one Cubert & coubert 

Cloth . . 15 

2 Chaires 

bedsteds Chests & boxes 
Andirons pot hookes and hangers 
pots Tongs one quort kettle 



•3 

15 
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10 



John Alden s Inventory and the Settlement of his Estate. 1 1 



by brass ware 

by i ads i s 6 d & saws 7 s 

by Augurs and Chisells 

by wedges 5 s to Coupers tooles i-£ 2* 

one Carpenters Joynters 

Cart boults Cleavie Exseta 

driping pan & gridirons 

by puter ware 1 pound 12 3 by old Iron 3' 

by 2 old guns 

by Table linen & other linen 

To beding 

one Spitt i 9 6 d & baggs 2 s 

one mortising axe 

marking Iron a Case of trenchers with other things 

hamen and winch exse 

by one goume and a bitt of linnin Cloth 

by one horse bridle and Saddle liberary and Cash and 

wear e in g Clothes 
by other old lumber 



Before Nathaniel Thomas Esq r Judge of the Inferior Court 
of Common Pleas the 8 th day of November 1687 Leiu 4 Jon- 
athan Alden made oath that this is a true Inventory of the 
Estate of his father M r John Alden deceased soe farr as he 
knoweth & when he knoweth more he will discover the same 

Nath u Thomas Cler. 

[p. 16] Wee whose names are Subscribed being p r sonaily 
Interested in the then Estate of John Alden senior of Duxbury 
Esq r lately deceased doe hereby acknowlege our selves to have 
Received Each of us our full Personall proportions thereof 
from Jonathan Alden Administrator & thereof Doe by these 
p r sents for our selves our heires &c Exonerate acquitt & Dis- 
charge fully the said Jonathan Alden his heires &c for Ever of 
& from all Rights dues demands whatsoever Relateing to the 
afores d Estate In Witness Whereof we have hereunto Sub- 
scribed & sealed this thirteenth day of June Ano Dom 1688. 
Jacobi 2& 4 t0 



Elexander Standish (Seal) 

in y e Right of my wife 

Sarah deceased 

John Bass (Seal) 

in y e Right of my wife 

Ruth deceased 

Mary Alden (Seal) 

Thomas Dillano (Seal) 



John Alden (Seal) 

Joseph Alden (Seal) 

David Alden (Seal) 

Prisilla Alden (Seal) 

William Paybody (Seal) 



12 Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

PLYMOUTH BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. 

{Continued from Vol. II, p. 22J.) 

[Vol. I, p. 43] The Children of Joseph Silvester & hannah Silvester 
his Wife 

1 Sollomon born July 9 th 1690 

2 hannah born on y e 15 th of march 1692 

3 Joseph born on y e 23 d of June 1695 

4 Marsey born on the 29 th of September 1697 

5 Thankfull born on y e 21 of September 1703 

The Children of Thomas Holmes & Joannah his Wife 

1 Joannah born on the 10 th of October 1697 

2 Jemima born 25 th of february 170^ 

3 Thomas Born on the 3 d of March 170-^5- 

4 Abner Born on y e 24 th of March 171 2 

The Children of Thomas Morton & Martha Morton his Wife 

1 Thomas born on the 12 th day of ffebruary 1700* 

2 lidiah born on the 15 th of November 1702 

3 lemuell born on the 21 of October 1704 Deceas d 

4 Sarah born July 6 1 706 

5 Nathaniel born on y e 2 d of October 1710 

6 Mary born on y e 30 th of Agust 1 7 1 2 

The Children of Joseph Allyn and Mary Allyn his Wife 
Elizabeth Born September y e 29-1700 
Mary Born November The 10-1702 

[p. 44] The Children of John Gibbs Juner & Hesther his Wife 

1 Joshua born on the 20 th of december 1690 

2 Marcey born on the 21 of January 1695 

3 Jane born on the 13 th of March 1697 

4 John born on the 16 th of ffebruary 1699 

5 hannah born on the 24 th of ffebruary 1 701 

6 Exsperiance born on y^ 19 th of ffebruary 1703 

The Children of Caleb Shareman & Rebeckah his Wife 

1 Young Shareman Born June 6. 1746. 

2 Ring Shareman Born Dec r 17. 1749. 

3 Hannah Shareman Born Oct r 27. 1751. 

4 Sarah Shareman Born June 27 th 1753 

5 Elizabeth Sherman Born July i st 1755 

The Children of Ephraim Morton Juner & hannah Morton his Wife 

1 Samuel born on the 2 d of January 1698/9 

2 Elkanah born on the last of October 1702 

3 Benjamin born on the first of October 1705 

4 Elisha born January 15 th 17^ 

•Above the year has been written 99 in a different hand. 



Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 1 3 

5 Curnelios born Agust 1S 1713 

6 Ebenazar born on y* 25 th of November 1715 

The Children of Joseph Churchill & Sarah Churchill his Wife 

1 John born on the 3 d of July 1678 

2 Margeret born in October 1684 

3 barnabas born on y e 3 d of July 1686 

4 Joseph born in January 1692 

The Children of Paul Doten and Ruth his Wife 

1 Paul Doten born July 13 th 1750. Deceas d Dec 1774 

2 Ruth Doten, born May 18. 1752. Deceas d June 24 th 1791 

3 Bathsheba Doten born July 10 th 1756 

4 Lydia. Doten born July 12 th 1758 

5 Susannah Doten born Oct r 1 1764 at Liverpool in Noviscotia 
M r Paul Doten the paren" aboves d deceas d Jan^ 1777 

M re Ruth Doten the parent aboves d deceas d March 1785 

[p. 45] The Children of Manasses Morton & Mary Morton his Wife 

1 Elizabeth born y e 10 th of July 1704 

2 ZefTaniah born on y e 6 th of January 1707 

The Children of Silas Morton, & Martha his Wife 

1 Hannah Morton born Aug st 17. 1749. 

2 Silas. Morton. Born July 10 th 1752 

3 Timothey Morton. Born Aug^ 30 th 1754 

4 Martha. Morton. Born Sep 1 21 st 1757 

5 Job. Morton. Borne June 29 th 1760 

6 Olever. Morton. Borne Sep* 5 th 1763 

7 Thomas Morton. Born Oct r 21 st 1765 
S Ezra. Morton. Born Jan^ 21 st 1768 

9 Hannah Morton. Born Aug* 13 th 1770 
Lemuel Morton. Born Feb^" 23 rd 1775 

The Child of Stephen Totman & dorithy his Wife 

1 Elkanan born September 3 d 1703 

2 Thomas born November 15 1705 

3 Lidiah born July 11 1708 

4 Stephen born March 14: 1711 

The Children of Eliazar Rickard & Sarah Rickard his Wife 

1 Sarah bora the 26 th of desember 1688 

2 Juduth born the first of ffebruary 1701 

3 lidiah born the 15 th of August 1704 

The Children of William Elles Jun r & Patience his Wife 

1 Thomas Elles born Sep f 26. 1744. 

2 Betty Elles born Aug st 16. 174S. 

3 Lydia Elles born May 20. 1750 

4 Mary Elles born May 14. 1753. Deceas d 

[P\4 6 ] The Children of Josiah Rickard & Rebecah Rickard his Wife 
1 Giles born on y e 14 of October 1700 



14 Plymouth Births, Man: ages and Deaths. 

2 Benjamin born on y e 20 th of fTebruary 1702 

3 Josiah born on the 21 of October 1703 

The Children of Samuel rTuller & Marcey rTuller his Wife 

1 Nathaniel born in y e year 16S7 on y- 14 th of November 

2 Samuel born on the 30 of August 16S9 

3 William born on y e 14 th of fTebruary 1691 Who deceased August 

26 1692 

4 Seth born on the 30 th of August 1692 

5 Benjamine born on the 7 th of march 1696 

6 Ebenazar born on the 24 th of March 1695 

7 Elizabeth born on the 30 th of March 1697 

8 John born on y e 19 th of December 1698 

9 Jabez born somtime in the begining of June 1701 

10 Marcey born on the 3 d of October 1702 

11 James born on the 27 th of fTebruary 1704 

The Children of Elkanah Churchell Jun r & Susannah his Wife 

1 Susanah Churchell Born June 16. 1749. 

2 Maria Churchell Born, October. 17. 175 1. 

3 Elkanah Churchell Born, August 3 th 1754 

4 Jabez Churchill Born. October 2 nd 1756 

5 Andrew Churchill Born Janu*y 20 th 1758 

6 Abigail Churchill Born July i4 lh 1760 

7 Andrew Churchill Born Jan 1 ? 7* 1 763 

The Children of Daniel Ramsden & Sarah his Wife 

1 Samuel born on the 5 th of June 1690 

2 Joseph born on the 15 th of August 1693 

3 benjamin born y e first day of June 1699 

4 hannah born on the 28 day of September 1700 

[p. 47] The Children of Eliazar pratt & hannah his Wife 

1 hannah bom on y e fortenth of May 1699 

2 David born on the 6 th of July 1702 

The Children of Ichabod Bartlett Jun r & Hannah his Wife 

1 Ichabod Bartlett Born April 26 th 1754. 

2 Hannah Bartlett Born April 23 rd 1756 

3 Jerusha Bartlett, Bora March 5 th 1758 

4 Mercy Bartlett Born Sep 1 I st 1765 

The Children of John Eaverson 

1 James born : on y e 5 th of January 1703 

2 Marcey born the 30 of Janawary 1 705 

The Children of Seth Luce, and Hannah his Wife 

1 Ann Luce born May. 6. 1741. Deceas d Jan^ 30 th 1757. New Stile 

2 Ephraim Luce, born Nov 21 : 1742. 

3 Seth Luce born. Aug st 18. 1744 

4 Ebenezer Luce born Jan 1 ? 12. t 746/7 

5 Crosbey Luce, born June 5. 1749- 



Elder William Brewster s Inventory and Settlement. 1 5 

6 Hannah Luce Born Aug 5 * 28. 1751 

7 Elizabeth Luce Born Fei/y 27. 1754 

8 Deborah Luce Born May 27. 1756 

The Children of John bryant Junior & Mary his Wife 

1 James born on the 27 of August 1702 

2 Ebenazar born on the 14 th of March 1705 

The Children of Samuel Rickard & Rebeckah his Wife 

1 Bethyah born on y e 15 of October 1698 

2 Henery born on the 4 th of ffebrury 1700 

3 Mary born on y e 8 th of Aprill 1702 

4 Elkanan born on y e 7 th of June 1704 

C To be continued.') 



ELDER WILLIAM BREWSTER'S INVENTORY AND 
THE SETTLEMENT OF HIS ESTATE. 

Transcribed from the original records, 

By George Ernest Bowman. 

Elder William Brewster died at Plymouth, 10 April 1644, 
without having made a will, and on 5 June, 1644, ^' 1S " onely two 
sonnes surviveing," Jonathan and Love, were appointed ad- 
ministrators of his estate. All records concerning the settle- 
ment of the estate are here collected. 



[Court Orders, II : 101. Under date of 5 June, 1644.] 

Lres of administacon of all the goods and cattells of m r 
Willm Brewster deceased are graunted by the Court to 
Jonathan Brewster and Love Brewster And A true Inventory 
thereof was exhibited to the Court upon the Oathes of the said 
Jonathan & Love. 

[Plymouth Colony Wills, 1:53-] 

Lres of Administracon of all the goods and cattells of m r 
Willm Brewster Deceased were graunted to Jonathan Brewster 
and Love Brewster at the gen r all Court holden at Plymouth the 
fift Day of June in the xx th yeare of his said Ma s now Raigne of 
England &c and a true Inventory thereof was exhibited to the 



1 6 Elder William Brewster s Inventory and Settlement. 

Court upon the Oathes of the said Jonathan and Love the same 

The Inventory followeth 

Inpris 4 paire of stockings oo . 04 . 00 

It 3 wascoats and a paire of drawers 00 . 06 . 00 

It 1 old gowne 00 . 09 . 00 

It 1 blew cloth suite 00 . 15 . 00 

It 1 old suite turned 00 . 05 .00 

It 1 black coate 00 .01 .06 

It old cloathes 00 . 03 . 00 

It 1 black cloth suite 00 . 06 . 06 

It 1 paire of greene drawers 00 . 01 .00 

It 1 paire of leather drawers 00 . 00 . 06 

It 1 list wascoate 00 . 00 . 06 

It 1 trusse 00 .00 .06 

It 1 black coate 00 . 10 .00 

It 1 black stuff suite 00 . 10 . 00 

It 1 black suite & cloake 01 .15 .00 

It 1 dublett 00 . 01 .06 

It 1 peere of stockings 00 . 01 .00 

It 1 black gowne 02 . 10 . 00 

It 1 black hatt 00 . 04 . 00 

It 1 old hatt 00 . 00 . 06 

It 2 pere of gloves 00 . 01 .00 

It 1 paire of shooes 00.03.06 

It 2 paire of shooes 00 . 01 .00 

It 1 sheete 00 .or .00 

It paire of canvas sheets 00 . 12 .00 

It 1 paire of old sheets 00 . 06 . 00 

It 1 paire of sheets 00 . 07 .00 

It 1 old paire of canvas sheets 00 . 04 . 00 

It 1 paire of little sheets 00 . 09 . 00 

It 1 single sheete 00 .06 .06 

It i diapr cloth 00 .07 .00 

It i sherte • 00 .04 .06 

It 1 shert 00 .01 .00 

It 1 canvas sheete 00 . 06 . 00 

It 1 pillow beere 00 .02 .00 

It 1 paire of fine sheets 00 . 15 .00 

It 1 paire of courser sheets 00 . 12 .00 

It 1 paire of pillow beers 00 . 06 . 00 

It 1 towell 00 . o 1 . 00 

It 1 pillow beere 00 . 02 . 00 

It 1 towell 00.01 .00 

It 12 handkercheefs 00.08.00 

It 14 handkercheefs 00.03 .00 

It 1 fine handkercher 00 . 03 . 00 

It 1 table cloth 00 . 03 . 00 

It 1 little table cloth 00 . 02 . 00 



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it 


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It 


3 hand kerchers 


It 


1 wrought capp 


It 


1 laced capp 


It 


1 quilted capp 


It 


2 old capps 


It 


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It 


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It 


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It : 


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It 5 


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paire of garters 


It I 


knife 


It a 


table and forme 


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silv*- beaker & a spoone 


It i 


little trunck 


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bagg & a felling axe 


It i 


little desk 


It i 


chest 


It i 


brod chest 


It 3 


cusheons 


It i 


greene cusheon 


It i 


settle bed 


It i 


chaire 


It i 


paire of bellowes 


It a fire shovell & tongues 


It i 


chamber pott 


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| It 1 pewter bottle 


It 2 


pewter cupp & spoons 


It 1 


combe 


It 2 


brushes 


It 1 


candle stick and snuffer 


It 1 


lampe 


It 1 


boxe 


It sizzers 


It 1 


paire of black silk stockings 


It a 


dagger & knife 


It tobaccoe case & 


It 1 


case of bottles 


It 2 


boxes 


It 1 


rapier 


It 2 


hammers 


It 1 


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It a 


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It 1 


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1 8 Elder William Brewster s Inventory and Settlement. 

It i old white rugg oo . 03 . 00 

It 1 white rugg 00 . 1 5 . 00 

It a feather bed boulster & pillowes 03 . 00 . 00 

It 1 greene wascoate 00 . 02 . 00 

It 2 blankets & rugg 00 . 1 2 . 00 

It a peece of blankett 00 . 00 . 06 

It 1 greene rugg 01 .05 .00 

It 3 curtaines valence & rodds 00 . 06 . 00 

It 1 earthen pott w A suger 00 . or .06 

It tobaccoe & some pipes 00 . 01 .06 

It 1 old hed peece 00 . 00 . oS 

It a burneing glasse 00 . 00 . 06 

It a tobaccoe box & tongs 00 . 00 . 03 

It in silver 00 . 17 .00 
These goods were praised by Capt Miles Standish &: m r John Done 
May 10 th 1644. 

At his house at Duxborrow praised by m r Thom Prence & Capt 
Miles Standish may 18 th 1644. 

Inpris a feather bed & boulster a pillow & straw bed 02 . 10 . 00 

It 1 white rugg 00 . 10 . 00 

It 1 old white irish blanket 00 . 05 . 00 

It 1 white english blankett 00 . 10 .00 

It 1 sword 00 . o 1 . 06 

It 1 chamber pott 00.01.06 

It 1 table w^out frame 00 . 03 . 00 

It 1 bedstead & settle 00 . 15 . 00 

It 1 stoole 00 . 00 . 04 

It 1 deske 00 . 01 .00 

It old Iron 00 . 00 . 08 

It vallens curtaines & rodds 00 . 03 . 00 

It a bras hooke to hang a hat upon 00 . 00 . 04 

It white capp 00 . 00 . 08 

It 1 paire of sheets 00 . 06 . 00 

It a towell 00 . 00 . 03 

It a trusse 00 . 02 . 06 

It an old trunck 00 . 04 . 00 

It 1 old greene cusheon 00 . 00 . 03 

It 1 pewter bottle 00 . 00 . 03 

It 2 little chatachismees 00 . 00 . 04 

It 1 lambeth on the will of man 00 . 00 . 02 

It 1 morrall Discourse 00 . 00 . 02 

It Discovery of Spanish Inquisicon 00 . 00 . 03 

It Johnson on i8 :h math 00 . 00 . 04 

It remaynes of Brittaine 00 . 01 .00 

It Description of new England 00 . 00 . 04 

It 1 violet color cloth coate 01 . 05 . 00 

It 1 Costlett 00.10.00 

It a table & forme 00 . 10 . 00 

It 1 chaire 00 . 01 .00 



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a little table 

1 settle bed 

2 chaines 
bar 

1 yedk of oxen 10 yeare old 
- j oke of oxen yeonger 
1 two yere old stere 
1 old cowe 

1 red cowe 

2 yeong Cowes 

1 lame cowe 

2 yearling heiffers 



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[55] ^ n Inventory of the latten books taken by m r Bradford m r Pre 
and m r Reynor May 18 th 1644. r 

npris Nova testament! Malarato 

t Tromelius & Junius biblia sacra 

t Eeza nova testament lat & Cre 

t Centuria Selecta 

t Calvin duodecim prphet 

t Clavis scriptura flacio illirico 

t Peter Martyr Com prio ad Corinthos 

t Musculus Isaiam & Romanos 

t Regneri prandini 

t Gecolumnadij in Jeremia 

t Crisostm mattias & Joannes 

t Musculus Psalmos David 

t Calvi ad Daniel 

t Calvi on Isaye 

t musculus ambos Epist ad Corinthos 

t Molleri ad Psalmos 

t Lanatenis Esechieli 

t Zanchij ad Ephe 

t Syntagma amudo polo Syntagmatis theologia Christianos 

t Sulteti Isaiam 

t Purei Hoseam 

t Gualterin Delverin nov testa. 

t Psalm Pagnij 

t Pareus in Genosa 

t Piscator in Nova Testament 

t Pareus ad Romanos 

t Pareus ad Priorem Corinthos 

t Calvin Eze vigint prima 



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It Tabula Anal) iice Stephano 


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It Pascillia Hemnigm 


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It De vera Jes Chr. Religione 


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It Erasmus in Marcin 


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It Piscator in Genesn 


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It Bastwick Apologeticus 


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It Machavelii princeps 


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It Elenchus papistice Bastwick 


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It Rollock ad Psalmos 


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It Rainoldi de Romane Eccles 


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It Calvin in Josua 


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It Syntagma vigandus 


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It Epistola Apologetica 


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It Paraphrasa Erasmus in Luke 


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It latina gramatica 


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It Hebrew gramat 


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It Camden Brittain 


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It Rollock ad Romanos Ephes 


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It Dixtio : triglotts 


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It Buxtorff lexicon 


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It Cartwright proverbia 


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It Junij ad Ecclam Dei 


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It Tyrocinia 


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It Poemata Heringij 


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It Ad Rev r endismos patres eccliarm Anglicann 


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It Amesij contra Grevin Co 


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It Hypomneses 


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It Antichristus prognostica 


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It Narmonin Evangelin 


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An Inventory of the English bookes taken by m r Bradford & m r Prence 
It 1 English Bible lattin letter 00 . 08 . 00 

It 1 English bible 00.06.00 

It a new Testament 00 . 05 . 00 

It m r Ainsworths Psalmes in prose & meter 00.02 .00 

It 1 new testament 00.01 .04 

It Major Coment new testament 00 . 1 2 

It Hexapla upon Daniell 00 . 05 

It 2 volumes of m r Perkins 01 . 10 

It m r Hemes works 00 . 05 

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It Babingtons works 



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It Cartwright against Remists 00 . oS . 00 

It Byfeild on Coloss 00 . 05 . 00 

It Dodoner Herball 00 . 06 . 00 

It ffir Rogers on Judges 00 . 06 . 00 

It mr Richardson on y e state of Eur 00 . 04 . 00 

It Knights Concord 00 . 05 . 00 

It Calvin on Isay 00 . 06 . 00 

[56] It Willett on Roman 00 . 06 . 00 

It Grensames workes 00 . 10 . 00 

It Bodens Comon weale 00 . oS . 00 

It Willet on the i st Samuel 00 . 04 . 00 

It Surveyor by Ratborne 00 . 03 , 00 

It Willet on Genesis 00 . 07 .00 

It Senaca workes 00 . 06 . 00 

It Wilcocks on Psalmes 00 . 06 . 00 

It Cottons Concordanc 2 volumes 00 . 12 . 00 

It Scholasticall Discourse about the Crosse 00 . 04 . 00 

It Taylor upon Tytus 00 . 05 .00 

It Hill upon life Ever 00 . o^ .00 

It Wilsons Dixonor 00 . 06 . 00 

It Waimes Christia Synagogue 00 . 02 . 00 

It Gibbines question & disputacons 00 . 02 . 06 

It Calvin Harmon Evan 00 . 06 . 00 

It Defence of Synod of Dort by Robin 00 . 02 . 00 

It Messelina 00.03.01 

It Downams Warfarr 2 prt 00 . 04 . 00 

It Barlow on 2 Tymothy 00 . 02 . 06 

It Cartwright ag st Whitgift 2 prt 00 . 02 . 00 

It Jackson agst misbeleefe 00 . 02 . 00 

It Granger on Eccl 00 . 02 . 00 

It Brightman Revel 00 . 05 . 00 

It Birdag Anti 00 . 02 . 00 

It Byfeild on 1 pet 00 . 05 . 00 

It Weymes on Image of God in man 00 . 02 .00 

It Parr on Romans 00 . 05 . 00 

It Robinson observacons 00 . 02 .00 

It Right way to go to worke 00 . 02 . 00 

It Byfeilds sermons on 1 peter 00 . 05 .00 

It Dod on Comandts 00 . 02 . 06 

It Mayor on Catholick Epistles 00 . 03 . 00 

It Taylor parable on the Sower 00 . 02 . 00 

It Narme of Chr : strarr 00 . 02 . 00 

It Morley of truth of religion 00 . 03 . 00 

It Attersons badges of christianyty 00 . 02 . 00 

It Downam consolatrix 00 . 03 . 00 

It Elton on 7 Romans 00 . 02 . 06 

It a Declaracon of Quitill question 00 . 02 . 00 

It Byfeild on 3 of peter . 00 . 01 . 06 

It 7 prbleames against Antechrist 00 . 01 .00 

It Dike upon Repent 00 . 01 . 06 



22 Elder William Brewster s Inventory and Settlement. 



It Sibbs Soules Comfort 

It passions of the mynd 

It 5 books of sermons stichet together 

It Constitucons & Cannons of bb : of Cant 

It Wittenhall Discovery of abuses 

It Rollock on Thessal 

It Heaven opened by Coopr 

It Treasury of Similes 

It Downefall of popery 

It Saints by calling by Wilson 

It Wittenhall discov r y of abuses 

It Udall on Lamentacons 

It Dyocean Tryall 

It Sparks ag 5 * Albin 

It Wottons Defence of Perkins Refor Catholike 

It Brinslow on Ezech 

It Defenc of ministers reasons 

Is Dovvnam agst Bath & Wells 

It A Discourse of troubles Chu : of Amster 

It m r Smyths 3 treatises 

It Discourse of equivocation 

It m r Smyths paroliles 

It a peticon for reformacon 

It a primer of Chr : Relig 

It a Discourse of varianc betweene pope & venet 

It Broughton on lament 

It Perkins on Sat Sophist 

It a Discourse of Adoracon of Reliq us 

It Trew marks of Catholike Church 

It a Quodlibet to bewarr of preists 

It justifycacon of sepracon 

It Stocks answere to Campion 

It Dike on the heart 

It Perkins on 1 1 Hebrewes 

It Bayne on Ephes 

It Dike on repent & Ch. temtations 

It Bolton on true happynes 

It Downame ag 51 Beller 

It Wotton on 1 John 

It Gouge Armor of God 

It Plea for Infants 

It Dod on Comand nts 

It Rollock on effectuall calling 

It Calling of Jewes by smyth 

It Prin Antearminescnce 

It Discovery by Barrow 

[57] It Ainsworth Defence of scripture 

It 2 Downams Reply ag st Bath 

It Admonition to Parli nt 

It Refutacon to GiiTord 



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Elder William Brewster s Inventory and Settlement. 

t Perth Assembly 

t Defence of the Ministers reasons 

t Treatise of ministery of England 

t Cassander Anglicans 

t Downams warfarr 

t the meane of mourneing 

t Hackhill History of Indyes 

t Sweeds Intellegencer 

t Comunion of Saints 

t Abridgment of ministers of Lincolne 

t Jacob attestation 

t modest Defence 

t exposicon of Canticles 

t Whitgifts answere to a libell 

t a reply to a libell 

t Duplesss of a Chur 

t Perkins on Jude 

t Downams 4 treatises 

t Deareing on Hebrews 

t A Collection of Englands Deliv r ancs 

t 1000 notable things 

t Riches of elder ages 

t Dod on Comand nts 

t Sweeds Intilligencer 

t tymes turne coate 

t A continuacon of adventur of Don Sebastian 

t Surveyor Dialougs 

t Apology Chur of England ag 3t Brownists 

t Kings Declaracon about Parli nts 

t Scyrge of Drunkerds 

t Syons Plea 

t Elton of Comand nts 

t treatise of Chr Religion 

t a battaile of Palatinate 

t treatise 122 psalm 

t Concordance of yeares 

t Cesars tryumphs 

t A Dialogue concerneing Ceremonies 

t Essayes about a prisoner 

t Politike Diseases 

t Exposicon of liturgie 

t magnifycent entertaynement of King James 

t a modest Defence 

t Essex practise of treason 

t prosopeia 

t Withers Motto 

t Standish for woods 

t a Recantacon of A Brownist 

t a supply to German History 

t of the use of silk wormes 



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It newes from verginia oo . oo . 06 

It newes from Palatinate 00 . 00 . 04 

It Hacklett 00 . 02 . 00 

It Byfeild on the Oracles of God 00 . 03 . 02 

It Gods Monarchy Devells Kingdome 00 . 00 . 04 

It New shreds of old Share 00 . 00 . 06 

It Davids rausick 00 . 00 . 06 

It Discharg of 5 imputacons 00 . 01 .00 

It Home sheild of the Rightous 00 . 01 . 00 

It Ruine of Rome 00 . 01 .06 

It Downame on 15 psalm 00 . 01 .06 

It Pisca Evangelica 00 . 01 .06 

It Virell on Lords prayer 00 . or .06 

It answere to Cartwright 00 . 00 . o5 

It Broughton on Gods Divinitie 00 . 01 . 00 

It Bayne tryall of Christ state 00 . 01 .06 

It Wheatley on Gods husbandry 00 . 01 .00 

It Exposicon on Revelac 00 . 01 .00 

It Perkins Reformed Catholik 00 .or .06 

It Johnsons & Withers works 00 . 02 .00 

It 10 sermons of the supper 00 . 01 .06 

It Civill conversacon Gnahzo 00 . 02 . 00 

It Smyths Plea for infants ■ 00 . 00 . 06 

It Bacons prficiency in learneing 00 . 02 . 00 

It Arguments ag st seinge 00 . or .06 

It Theolo'gicks 00 . 00 . 06 

It Eming on James 00.01.06 

It Catholike Judg 00. or. 00 

It the spirituall watch 00 . or .00 

It reasons for Reformacon of Chur of England 00 . 00 . 06 

It a looking glass ag st Prelates 00 . 01 .00 

It sermon of Bishop of London 00 . 00 . 06 

It Resolucon for kneeleing 00 . 00 . 06 

It 2 exact Discovery of Romish Doctrine 00 . 00 . 04 

It warr was a blessing 00 . 00 . 06 

It midland souldier 00 . 00 . 04 

It humillitie Christians life 00 . 00 . 06 

It Church DeliVance 00 . 01 .00 

It Coment on Ecclesiac 00 . 00 . 06 

It Prerogative of Parli nts 00 . 00 . 06 

It Temple on 20 psalm 00.01.06 

It Abbott sermon 00 . 00 . 03 

It Soules implantacon 00 . 03 . 04 

It a treatise of Stage pleas 00 . 00 . 03 

It Apologie of Brownists 00 . 00 . 04 

[58] It State mistery of Jesuits 00 . 00 . 06 

It Dike schoole of afrliccon 00 . 02 . 00 

It Sibbs Comfort 00 . or .06 

It Taylor on 32 psalm 00 . 02 . 00 

It Parable of the vine by Rogers 00 . 02 . 00 



Elder William Brezvsters Inventory and Settlement. 25 



t Apologeticall reply by Dam fort 

t Divers books sticht together 

t Broughton of lamentacon 

t a good wyfe 

t Northbrook against Images 

t Tryall of truth by Chibbald 

t the tryall of truth 

t the paterne of true prayer 

t houshold goverment 

t Blackwells answers 

t Aristotles probleames 

t Symers Indictment 

t Johnsons Psalmes in meeter 

t Mores discovery 

t a sermon 

t refutacon of tolleracon 

t Aphorismees of state 

t of union betweene England & Scotland 

t Rates of popes custome house 

t of Pope Joane 

t a dialogue betweene a gent & a preist 

t against kneeleing 

t Perkins on fayth 

t Bacons Apologye 

t a history of Mary Glover 

t a bundle of smale books & papers 

t Defyance of Death 

t a christians apparelling 

t Perkins on repentan 

t Essays by Cornwallis 

t Spirituall stedfastnes 

t a manuell 

t a breiffe of bibie 

t Jacob on 2 d Comand nt 

t a pill to purg popery 

t withers 

t cathologue of nobillyty of England 

t English votaryes 

t Sibbs yea & amen 

t Sermons by Rollock 

t Kinges Bath 

t Great Assise by Smyth 

t martin on Easter 

t Smyth on 6 of Hosea 

t Discription of world 

t Cantelus Cannon of Masse 

t Perkins of Repentanc 

t Gods m r cy & Jurasa misery 

t silvr watch bell 

t 7 sermons by W B 



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26 Elder William Brewster s Inventory and Settlement. 

It Burton ag st Cholmely oo . oo . 06 

It Sibbs Saints p r vilidges 00.01 .01 

It Sibbs Riches of mercy 00.01 .01 

It Regla vite 00 . o 1 .01 

It Pilgrims prfession 00 . 00 . 08 

It sermon at Pauls cross 00 . 00 . 04 
It nature & grace 

It Perkins of Predestinacon 00 . 00 . 06 

It Spirituall trumpett 00 . 00 . 08 

It vox Regis 00 . 00 . 06 

It Barrowes platforme 00 . 00 . 06 

It exposicon of Lords prayer 00 . 00 . 06 

It Comon weale of England 00 . 00 . 06 

It right way of peace 00 . 00 . 06 

It 4 th prt of true watch 00 . 01 .00 

It Johnson on Psalmes 00 . 01 .00 

It Byfeild paterne of 00 . 01 . 00 

It a help to memorye 00 . 00 . 06 

It Duke prrnises 00 . 00 . 06 

It prposicons by John Sprint 00 . 00 . 1 r 

It the morality of law 00 . 00 . 06 

It Cases of Consciencs by Per 00 . 01 .00 

It Discovery of famyly of love 00 . 00 . 06 

It Sermon of Repentanc 00 . 00 . 06 

It Sermon at Pauls crosse 00 . 00 . 06 

It Sibbs spirituall maxime 00 . 00 . 09 

It memorable conceits 00 . 01 .00 

It God and the King 00 . 00 . 04 

It Smyth on Riddle of Nebuchadnez 00 . 00 . 08 

It Estey on Comand nts & 51 th Psalm 00 . 01 .00 

It Christians Dayly walk 00 . 01 .06 

It exposicon of 1 1 & 1 2 Revelacon 00 . 00 . 06 

It treatise of English medicines 00 . 00 . 06 

It a Dialogue of Desiderias 00 . 00 . 06 

It a supplycacon to the King 00 . 00 . 06 

It Abba father 00 . 00 . 06 

It Abrahams tryall Decouse 00 . 01 .00 

It Jacobbs ladder 00 . 01 .06 

It Perkins of Imagina 00 . 00 . 06 

[59] It Burton Christi question 00 . 00 . 06 

It a toyle for 2 legged foxes 00 . 00 . 06 

It a Cordiall for comfort 00.00.06 

It Zacheus conversion 00 . 02 .01 

It spirituall touch stone 00 . 00 . 03 

It Dearings advantage 00 . 00 . 06 

It Englands Summons 00.00.06 

It Burton wooing his Chur 00 . 00 . 04 

It goulden Key 00 . 01 .00 

It remedy against famine & warr 00 . 00 . 06 



Elder William Brewster s Inventory and Settlement. 27 

It treatise against popery 00.01.00 

It treatise of Gods Religion 00 . 00 . 08 

The totall of both latten & English books amounts to the 

sum of 42 . 19 . 11 

The totall both of goods & bookes amounts in all to 150 . 00 . 07 

W m Bradford 
Tho : Prence 

[Plymouth Colony Deeds, I : 198] 

Bradford Gov r 
Whereas William Brewster late of Plym gent deceased left 
onely two sonnes surviveing \\z^ Jonathan the Eldest and Love 
the yeonger And whereas the said William dyed intestate for 
ought can to this day appeare The said Jonathan and Love his 
sonnes when they returned from the buriall of their father to 
the house of M r Willm Bradford of Plymouth in the p r sence of 
m r Raph Partrich Pastor of Duxborrow m r John Reynor 
Teacher of the Church at Plymouth and m r Edward Buckley 
Pastor of the Church at Ma(rsh)feiid and many others being 
exhorted to honor their Rev r end father w th a peaceable pceeding 
about the division of his estate between them. The said Jona- 
than first answered for his part that although hee were the elder 
yet was willing to devide lands and goods equally betweene 
himself and brother. And if in case any differrence should 
arrise betweene them that it might be soone suppressed said he 
heere are four of my fathers deere and auncient frends viz 1 m r 
Willm Bradford then Gov r nor of Plymouth m r Edward Winslow 
of Marshfeild m r Thomas Prence of Plymouth aforesaid and 
Captaine Miles Standish of Duxborrow. And if my brother 
please to accept my motion whereinsoev r we shall differ we will 
stand to their award w ch shalbe as firme as if it had beene done 
by our father &c To all w ch the said Love Brewster condis- 
cended to the greate satisfaccon of the whole Assembly the said 
ireinds of his father being there also p r sent who willingly 
engaged themselves therein to the utmost of their power And 
whereas afterward differrence arose betweene the said brethren 
Jonathan and Love in divers prticulers about the late dwelling 
house of their said father at Duxborrow wherein the said Love 
dwelt and had donn from his marriage to that instant also about 
certaine accompt wherein Jonathan was made debtor to the 



28 Elder William Brewster s Inventory and Settlement. 

estate in a large surae &c Hereupon according to prmise they 
referring themselves to the said speciall and most intimate 
frends of their said father the said Edward Winslow after- 
wards Gov r nor of Plymouth m r Willm Bradford m r Thomas 
Prence and Captaine Miles Standish aforesaid haveing heard 
divers thinges alleadged on Loves behalf to prove that the said 
House and half the Lands of the said Willm belonging there- 
unto aswell as any other the lands of the said Willm devided 
or to be devided w th an entire half part of the estate of the said 
Willm was given to the said Love and Sarah his wyfe upon a 
Covenant of Contract of marryage to be due at the death of the 
said Willm Brewster now deceased. All w ch was offerred to be 
prooved legally if neede require by solemne prmise though not in 
writing The said Jonath(an) also off erring to take off upon oath 
the greatest prt of the said debts also &c The said Edwa(rd) 
Winslow Willm Bradford Thomas Prence & Captaine Miles 
Standish being well acquainted w th their said case aswell by 
divers thinges heard from their rev r end father in his life as by 
the evedence now offerred to be prduced on both sides deter- 
myned as followeth And first of all for the said debts w ch were 
alleadged against the said Jonathan the elder brother by the 
said Love the yonger as aforesaid we conceive that if their 
father had not acquitted them before his death yet hee would 
nev r have charged his Eldest sonn w th them in regard of his 
greate charge of children and so beleeveing it was donn actually 
or intentively or both we discharged Jonathan of all the said 
debt his brother made him debtor to the estate aforesaid except 
foure pounds sterling w ch wee award him to pay his brother Love 
in consideracon of the wintering of some cattell w ch the said 
Jonathan had the sommering upon the division and for the dyett 
of Isaack Allerton a grandchild of the said Willm w ch he had 
placed w th his sonn Love to table And because hee was the first 
borne of his father we gave him his fathers Armes and also a 
two yeare old heiffer over and above his part of the devideables 
of the said estate. And for the Dwelling house aforesaid of 
the said Willm wherein the said Love Brewster resided we were 
so well acquainted w th the purpose of the sd Willm now 
deceased and the evidence offerred for proofe seemed to us so 
strong as wee beleeveing the said Willm had actually or inten- 



Elder William Brewster s Inventory and Settlement. 29 

tively or both given the said house to his sonn Love and Sarah 
his wyfe and their heires &c Wee the Edward William 
Thomas and Myles awarded the said dwelling house to the said 
Love and Sarah his wyfe and their heires &c together w th half 
the said Estate of Lands goods and cattells except before 
excepted and aswell such other lands as are not yet divided 
blonging to the said Willm as a Purchaser of the Patent & 
Plantacon of New Plymouth aforesaid as that at Duxborrow 
whereon hee lived And whereas some differrence might have 
arrisen about the division of the said Lands at Duxborrow m r 
Willm Vassell being requested to survey the said Lands he 
made a division of yt in two parts being an hundred & eleaven 
acrees of upland or there abouts viz 1 to Jonathan Brewster an 
sixtie eight acrees or there abouts w ch lay entire together next a 
dwelling house w ch the said Jonathan had built on the said land 
by the leave of his said father and all the meddow on that side 
a creeke (w c h divided the greatest part of the said land; below 
a Bridg on the way betweene (the) houses of Jonathan and Love 
his brother And to Love Brewster fourty three acrees of upland 
or there abouts adjoyneing to his dwelling house whereof thir(ty 
acr)ees was cleered land and almost all in tillage the other thir- 
teene being woodland as it was devided in the said Plott drawne 
by the said Surveighor and (mark)ed out and allowed by us 
except a prcellof land about three quarters (of an acr)ee prte in 
the garden of the said Jonathan and prt in a Swamp adjoyneing 
wherein onely the [p. 199] said Jonathan had Water to his 
house as it was marked and staked by us Also we gave unto 
Love Brewster all the meddow on that side the Creek adjoyne- 
ing) to his land where he liveth and also that smale prcell w ch 
lyeth above the Bridg betweene their two houses before ex- 
pressed And the reason wherefore we gave Love the lesse 
quantitie was and is because the quallity of Loves land in good- 
nes is equall to the quantitie of Jonathans as we judg And that 
this is the full determinacon of us the said Edward Willm 
Thomas and Myles upon the referrence aforesaid of the said 
Jonathan and Love as wee are prswaded in our consciences to 
be equall and just haveing to our best abillities faythfuliy dis- 
charged our duties towards God their deceased father our 
former worthy frend and towards Jonathan and Love his onely 



30 Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 

children remayneing In witnes thereof we have put to our 
hands and ordered it to be put upon the Records of the Gover- 
ment. ffinished at Plymouth the xx th August 1645 
William Bradford EdwrWinslow 

Tho : Prence Myles Standish 

HALIFAX, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

Transcribed from the original records, 
By Miss Elisabeth Penn Hammond. 

[Vol. I, p. 15] The widdow Susanah Ransom Dyed febuary y e 6 th 

1735 
frances Tomson Dyed July y e 24 th 1734 
Ephraim Tomsons Child Dyed December the 5 th 1735 
Decon Samuel Sturtevant Dyed aprill the 21 st 1736 in the 83 d year of 

his age 
Ezekiel waterman y e son of Joseph waterman Dyed may y e 20 th 1734 
abigail waterman y e Daughter Robert waterman jur Dyed October the 

9 th 1735 
James waterman Dyed July y e 9 th 1737 
abigail waterman y e 2 d Dyed febuary y e 3 d 1739 
Epharram Tinkcam the son of Isaac Tinkcam Dyed January the 10 th 

1734:5 
Joseph King Dyed October the 30 th 1736 in y e ZZ X ^ year of his age 
The widdow Martha Brigs Dyed January the 12 th 1736 : 7 
John Jackson the son of Benjamin Jackson Dyed January y e 25 th 1738-9 
Deborah Jackson Dyed January the y e 9 th 1 740-1 

Deborah Sears the Daughter of Jonathan Sears Dyed July y e 14 th 1739 
peter Bozworth the son of nehemiah Bozworth Dyed november y e 9 th 

1740 
James Tomson Dyed november the 2y 1739 
Seth Bryant Dyed January the 22 d 1739-40 
Deak Jonathan Bozworth Dyed January the 24 th 1741 
Barnabas Tomson the son of Barnabas Tomson Dyed Sep* the 7 th 1742 
Jacob Tomson Dyed march the 14 th 1743 
Mr Thomas Tomson Senior Dyed October the 26 th 1742 
Ruth Bozworth the wif of Joseph Bozworth Dyed January the 24 th 1 743 
mageret Holms the wife of Ephraim Holms Dyed January the 6 lh 

1743 

the widdow Sarah Tomson Dyed October the 24 1742 

Ephram Tomson son Ephraim Dyed may the 25 th 1744 

Ephraim Tomson senior Dyed in the 62 year of his age the 13 th of No- 
vember 1744 

Joanna Tomson Dyed Decern the 17 th 1744 

[p. 16] The widdow Abigail Tomson Dyed January the 15 th 1744 In 
the 75 year of Her age 

Benjamin Eddy Dyed September the 24 th 1 744 

Jonathan Eddy September the 25 1744 



Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 31 

Lydia Sturtevant Daughter to Francis Sturtevant and mary his wife died 
j u i y y c 25 th I744 

Gamaliel Sturtevant Son to Francis Sturtevant and Mary his wife died 

Aprill y e 13* 1744 
Deborah Bozworth Daughter to Nehemiah Bozworth & Susannah Boz- 

worth his first wife died aprill 21 st 1746 
abigail Tomson Daughter To Barnabas Tomson & Hannah His wife 

died march 31 st 1747 
asa Tomson their Son died aprill y e 5 th 1747 
Jabez Tomson their Son died aprill ye 8 th 1747 
Samuel Tomson Their Son died aprill y e 29 th 1747 
Elisha Waterman & David Waterman two Sons of Antoney Waterman 

and Hannah his wife died June the 19 th 1747 
Edward may Son of Edward may and Ann his wife died august the I st 

1747 
Zebulun Bars Son of austin Bars & Hannah his wife died march the 24 th 

day 1745 
William Bars Son of Joseph Bars & Hannah his wife died may the 8 th 

1747 
Zaccheus Tomson Son of John Tomson 2 d and Joanna his wife Died 

aprill the 19 th 1747 
Mary Tomson Daughter To Jacob Tomson Jun r and Mar}' his wife died 

august the 21 st 1747 
Martha Tomson their Daughter Died September the 7 th 1747 
Thomas Tomson Son of Thomas Tomson and Martha his wife died 

September the 16 th 1747 
Hannah Tomson Daughter of Peter Tomson and Hannah his wife died 

July the 28 th day 1747 
[p. 17] Abigail Harris the Daughter of Joseph Harris and hannah His 

wife Died September the 21 st 1747 
Mercy Harris their Daughter died September the 25 th 1747 
Susannah Harris their Daughter died September the 29 th 1747 
Joshua Tomson the Son of Thomas Tomson the Second and Mary his 

wife died July 27 th day 1747 
Mercy Tomson the Daughter of Reuben Tomson and Mary his wife 

died September the I st day 1747 
Experience Cortis the Daughter of Benjamin Cortis and Experience his 

wife died November the 14 th 1745 
Silvenas Cortis their Son died September the 9 th 1747 
Thomas Croade the Son of Thomas Croade Esqr & Rachel his wife 

died august the 8 th 1747 
Mary Croade their Daughter dyed august the 21 st 1747 
Abijah Wood of Hallifax widow of abiel Wood of Middleboro died 

May the 21 st 1746 
Deacon David Bozworth Died June the 12 th day 1747 
Lois Bars the Daughter of Andrew Bars and Margret his wife died Oc- 
tober 30 th 1747 
Ruth Bars their Daughter died September 30 th 1747 
the Children of austin Bars & Hannah his wife 
abiah Bars Died October the 19 th 1747 



32 Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 

Luce Bars died October the 26 1747 

Jabez Bars died October the 31 st 1747 

Meek Wadsworth the Daughter to abiah Wadsworth and Mary his wife 

died June the 25 th day 1747 
Hannah Sears the Daughter of Jonathan Sears and Hannah his wife 

died September 7 th 1747 
Doritha Sears their Daughter died September the S lh 1747 
Robert Waterman Son of Robert Waterman Jun r and Martha his wife 

died December iS th 174S 
Luce Bars the Daughter of Mial Bars and Betty his wife died February 

17 th 1747/8 
anna Leach the Daughter of Micah Leach & Tabitha his wife died Oc- 
tober 20 th 1748 
Thomas Cushing the Son of Noah Cushing and Hannah his wife died 

august 14 th 1749 
[p. 18] Sarah Croade the Daughter of Thomas Croade Esqrand Rachel 

his wife died November 30 th 1 749 
Hannah Wood she who Lived at Deacon Tinkhams and who was the 

Daughter of Thomas Wood and Hannah his wife Died December 

the 5 th 1749 
M r Robert Waterman Sen r Died January 16 th 1749/50 
Nathaniel Waterman Son of Samuel Waterman and Mary his wife died 

January 14 th 1749/50 
Mary Holmes the wife of Jonathan Holmes of Kingston who was 

Daughter to m r Robert Waterman Sen r of Haliifax died January 

26 th 1749/50 
Peter Tomson the Son Peter Tomson & Hannah his wife died March 2 d 

1749/50 
Deacon Isaac Tinkham died aprill 7 th 1750 

Moses Tinkham the Son of Deacon Isaac Tinkham died aprill 15 th 1750 
Nehemiah Holmes son of Simeon Holmes and abiah his wife died 

June 26 th 1747 
Ruth Holmes their Daughter died august 6 th 1748 
David Tomson Son of Lef 1 Barnabas Tomson & Hannah his wife died 

September 13 th 1750 
Mary Bryant Daughter to Thomas Bryant and Hannah his wife died 

about 20 th of September 1747 
Jacob Tomoson of Haliifax died February 17 th 1 750/1 
Rachel Tomson Daughter to Zebediah Tomson and Zerviah his wife 

died May 7 th 1751 
Jabez Soul of this Town (who was son to Zachariah Soul Sen r of Plym- 

ton) died September 10 th 1751 
Sarah Sturtevant Daughter to Isaac Sturtevant and Sarah his wife died 

September 25 th 1747 
Isaac Sturtevant the son of William Sturtev* Sen r died February 7 th 

. 175% 
Mary Waterman the Daughter of m r Samuel Waterman & m re Mary his 

wife Died December 20 th 1753 
Benjamin Waterman their Son Died January 8 th 1754 
Nathaniel Waterman their Son Died January 11 th 1754 

( To be continued.) 



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The Will and Inventory of ' Jolin 1 Cooke (Francis 1 ). $$ 

THE WILL AND INVENTORY OF JOHN 2 COOKE 

(FRANCIS 1 ), 

Transcribed from Ike original records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

John 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ) died at Dartmouth, Mass., 23 No- 
vember (3 December, new style), 1695, and his will and inven- 
tory are found in the Bristol County, Mass., Probate Records, 
Volume I, pages 139 and 140. But one original paper remains 
in the probate files — the bond of the executrix, Sarah Cooke, 
daughter of Richard Warren. The date of this bond, 15 July, 
1696 (25 July, N. S.), is the latest on which I have found any 
mention of the widow Sarah. 



The Last will and Testament of John Cook of the town of 
Dartmouth in the County of Bristoll : I being weake of Body 
but of sound and Perfect memory, have Disposed of my Estate 
which God hath been pleased to bestow : upon me in manner 
following that is to say In the first place I give to my Son in- 
law Arthur Hathaway & his wife Sarah my Daughter all my 
land in the point at or Near the Burying place in Dartmouth 
the which I bought of John Russell to them their heires and 
Assignes for Ever : And also I give unto my Son in-law Stephen 
west and his wife Mercey my Daughter one full Third part of 
a whole Share of lands in the Township of Dartmouth with all 
my houseing and Orchards thereunto belonging : with all the 
priviledges & appur=ces belonging to the same to them their 
heires & Assignes for ever They to possess the same after the 
Decease of my wife Sarah Allso I give unto Jonathan Delano, 
one Third part of a share of meadow Caled the flreemens 
Meadow Lyeing within the Township of Rochester to him his 
heires & assignes for Ever : Allso I give to my Grandson 
Thomas Taber my little Island Caled & Known by the Name 
of Ram Island Lying in Cushnat River in Dartmouth with one 
third part of my Share of Meadow Called the ffreemens Meadow 
Lyeing in the Township of Rochester, to him his heires & 
assignes for Ever and I give to my said Grand son my Gun & 



34 The Will and Inventory of John 2 Cooke {Francis 1 ). 

sword Allso I give to ray Grand Daughter Hester Perry One 
feather Bed & Bolster, All the Rest & Residue of Estate Goods 
& Chatties of what Sort or Kind so ever I Give & bequeath 
uto my Loveing wife Sarah to use. & Dispose of the same as 
she shall see good And I make my said wife Sole Executrix of 
this my Last will & Testament : In witness whereof I the said 
John Cooke have hereunto sett my hand & seale this Ninth 
Day of November 1694 in the presence of 
Aaron Savory his mark John Cooke (seal) 

Thomas Taber 

memorandum that on the 16 th of Aprill 1696 Then appeared 
Aaron Savory & Thomas Taber both of Dartmouth, Before 
John Saffin Esq 1 " Judge of Probate of wills & ca and made Oath 
that they were present & did see John Cooke late of Dartmouth 
Dec d Signe seale & publish this Instrument to be his last will 
& testiment and y l he was of a Disposeing mind when he so 
did to the best of their apprehensions 

Jn° Saffin 
John Cary Regist r 
Thus Entered & Engrosed may the : 8 th 1696 By Jn° Cary 
Regist r 

[p. 140] December the 7 th 1696* 

A true Inventory of the Estate Goods & Chattels of John 
Cooke late of Dartmouth Deceased 

£ s d 

Imp* 5 all his Houseing and land at 200 00 00 

his Cattle of all sorts 020 00 00 

In Sivir money 025 04 00 

his wearing apparrel at 007 10 00 

two Beds & Beding at 019 10 00 

for Severall Remnants of New Cloath 002 05 00 

for Pueter & Tin vessels 001 05 00 

one warming Pann 000 1 2 00 

two Bibles & Six other Books 002 00 00 

two Iron pots one Iron Kettle & two old Skillets 002 00 00 

five Bushels of Corn 000 15 00 

for linnen yarn & flax teere 001 06 00 

half a Dozen of Spoons 000 02 00 
two Chains & Plow-Irons with Several other old Iron 

tools at 001 10 00 

• This is plainly a mistake of the Register for 1695. 



The Will and Inventory of John' 1 Cooke (Francis*). 35 

Due in Debts 00S 00 00 

One Gun a Sword & Powder & Bullets 001 10 00 

one pare of Andjrons two trammils 001 10 00 
two Chests one Table & a Settle - oO^A/tA 
for lumber of all sorts at l£j«C f(/W 



002 00 00 

003 00 00 



299 19 00 

Taken by us the Day & year first above written 

Aarther Hathaway Thomas Tabar 

April 10 th 1696 the widdow Sarah Cooke made oath to y e 
above written Inventory 

Before me Seth Pope Justice of peace 

The above Named Sarah Cooke being a very Antient woman 
and unable to travile far, it was Necessary that her Deposition 
should be Taken as above said, to the truth of this Inventory 
the which I do alow and Approve and Doe hereby order it to 
be Recorded in the Registers Office this 16 th Day of Aprill 
1696 

Jn' Saffin Proba r 
Jn° Cary Regisf 

Thus Entered & Engrossed May the 19 th 1696 By Jn° Cary 
Regist r 

[Bond of Executrix.] 

Know all men by these presents that we Sarah Cooke of 
Dartmouth in the County of Bristoll in the Province of the 
Masachusett Bay in New England widow & Relect of John 
Cooke late of said Dartmouth Dec d and Thomas Taber & Jon- 
athan Delono Both of said Dartmouth Yeomen Do stand & are 
firmely bound and oliged unto John Saffin Esq r Judge of Pro- 
bat of wills & ca within sd County, in the Sum of five Hun- 
dred Ninety four pounds To be payd unto the sd John Saffin 
or his Successor in sd office To the which payment well and 
truely to be Made we Bind o r selves & Either of us by himself 
joyntly & Severally for & in the whole Our & Every. & Either 
of our heires Executors & Administ 1 " 3 firmely by these presents 
sealed with our seales Dated in Dartmouth the fifteenth Day 
of July 1696 in the Eighth Year of his Majesties Reign 

The Condition of this present obligation is such that whereas 
the above Bound Sarah Cooke is made Executrix of the Last 



36 Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 

will & Testament of John Cook of Dartmouth aforesd De- 
ce(as d ) Bearing Date the Ninth Day of Novemb r 1694 & hath 
Ne(ver) Legally proved the same, Iff therefore the sd Execu- 
trix s(hall) with all Conveinient Speed bring into the Regist rs 
Office for th(e) County of Bristoll afforesd A true & perfect 
Inventory of (the) Estate of the Estate of the said Dec d And 
shall well & true(ly) Administ r upon & Duely Dispose of all 
& Singular the Good(s) Chattels, Credits & Estate left by the 
said Dec d accordi(ng) to the Tennor & true meaneing of his 
sd will. & as the Law (di)rec(ts) And also shall Render a true 
& plaine account of her Administ con and Doings therein to the 
said office at or before the Sixteen(th) Day of Aprill 1697 with- 
out fTraud or farther Delay then this Obligation to be voyde & 
of None Effect or Els to stand abide and Remaine in full force 
strength & Vertue 

Signed sealed & Delivered the mark of Sarah S Cook 

in the presence of 

Thomas Delano Thomas Taber 

the mark of -f Hannah Savery Jonathan Delano 



YARMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

(Continued from Vol. II, p. 209.) 

[Vol. Ill, p. o] Jose Crow 6 yr old 20 mark 91 

Pall 4 yr old 20 of Aprill 91 

Bethya 2 yr old the 13 day of April 91 

[p. 3] (worn) Juner Bethiah 
(worn)k was Borne may : 27 : 1697 : 
(worn) dock was Born may 25 : 1699 : 
(worn)ock was Born July : 10 1701 

[p. 7] (worn) Son of Hugh Stuard born the 20th (worn) 
James Stuward born the nth of ffebury 167 (worn) 
(worn) borne the nth of ffebury 1674 
(worn)- borne the 2 d of May 1677 

(worn) Sears the Daughter of Pall Seares 13 yrs of the 3 d of July 72 
(worn) Seares aleven yrs old the 3 d of Janury 1672 
(worn) Seares nine yrs old the last of January 1672 
(worn) Seares six yrs old the 24 of ocktob 1672 



Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 37 

{worn") Searse three yrs old the 15 of June 1672 
(worn)d,xy Seares born the 24th of ocktub 1672 
{worn) Seares borne the 27 of March 1674 

(Jo)hn Millar the Son of John Millar borne the 15 of ffebr 1672 

_{worn)\dren of Richard Berry 
(worn) Berry borne the 29 of march 1652 
{worn) Bery borne the nth of July 1654 
(worn) Bery borne the 5th of march 1656 
(worn)ry borne the nth of Aprill 1657 
{worn) borne the 12th of may 1659 
{worn)ri)Q the 23th of Augst 1662 
(worn)ne the 16th of Ocktob 1663 
(worn)me the 5th of ocktobr i6(*) 
{wor?i)OTnt the first of June i6(*) 
{worn) borne the 31th of ocktob 1673 
{worn) the 12th of Desemb 5 yr old S2 

(worn)ied the first of Desemb 1669 
(worn) first of Septemb 1670 
(worn)e the 9th of June 1672 
{worn) 5th of August 1675 
{worn) of Janury 1676 

[p. 8] Dorkis Joyse bome the last of march i6~{7corn) 
{worn) Joyse was Marryed to Elisabeth Chip(wom) 
Samuell Joyse borne the first of June 76 
Thomas Joyse borne the 3 d of June 78 
Mary Joyse borne the 19th of Septemb So 

John Bengemen the son of Joseph Bengemen was born {worn) 

his Daughter Hanna born in ffebury 68 

his Daughter M(worn) Aprill 70 

his Daughter Marse born -the" 12th of march 1674 

Elisabeth Bengemen born the 14th of Jenury 1679 

The Children of John Hall Junjr 

His son John borne in yarmoth the (worn) 

his son Joseph Hall borne the 29th of Septemb 63 

his {worn) borne the midell of Novemb 6& 

his Dauthar Presilla bor (worn) ffebuary 71 

his Daughter Hestar born the last wick of Aprill 72 

his Dauther Mary borne the ffirst of March 73 

Martha Hall borne the 24 of may 76 

Nathanell Hall bome the 15th of Desembr 78 

John ffray the Son of Antony ffray born the 28th of June 71 
Thomas ffray borne the nth of Novmber 1673 
Hanna ffry born the 20th of ocktobr 1676 

• These two dates were apparently first written 1666 and 1668, but have been altered 
and now appear to be 1668 and 1670. 



3S Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 

John Allin the Sonn of Joshua Allin borae the 20th of {worn) 

John Amarahow the Sonn of Teeg Amarahow was 7 yr old the {worn) 

ffebu 72 
Sammuell Amarahow 6 yr old the ffirst {worn) 
Mary Amarahow 4 yr. old the mideil of ffebuy 72 
{worn) was to yr old the mideil of May 73 

Juda Thachar was marryed to Mary Thornton the {worn) 

Elisabeth Thachar the Dauthar of Juda Th3.ch{worn) ocktob 1667 

Thomas Thachar born the iB>{worn) 

Mary Thachr borne the 17th of March 71 

Juda Thachr his Sonn was borne the 21th of {worn) Desesed 

Ann Thach borne the last of ocktobr 1674 

Juda Thachr borne the 7th of decembr 1676 

Samuell Mathues Marryed to Elisabeth Crowell th{worn) 
Thomas Mathues the Son of Samuell Mathue {worn) January 1672 

Elisabeth the Dauther of Joseph Rier (bo)rne {worn) 

Mary the Dauthar of Joseph Rider {worn) 

Sarah his Dauthar borne the 6th {worn) 

Joseph his son borne the 22th of {worn) 

Rebeck was 3 yr old the first of {worn) 

hannah born the last of march {worn) 

{worn) Sturges the Dauther of Edward {worn) 

[p. 9] Children of Josep(h Hall) 

{worn) y e above said Joseph 2.{worn) of feburary : 1691 : 

(worn) of the above said Joseph & {worn) eaight day of march : 

1693: 
{worn) daughtur of the above said Joseph & K{worn) twenteth and 

fourth day of feburary: \6g{worn) 
Joseph Hall the son of y e above named Joseph and Hannah Hall was 

Borne upon the sixt day of August : 1697 : 
Daniel Hall the son of Joseph and Hannah Hall was Born upon the 

eaighten day of July 1699 : 
Josiah : Hall the son of the above said Joseph & hannah was Borne 

upon y e 12 th day of August: 1701 : 
Daved : Hall y e son of Joseph & Hannah Hall was Born upon the 

sixte day of August : 1704 : 

A Regester of the births of the Children of John and Margreat Hall as 

foiloweth 
Mehetabell : Hall the daughtur of the above said John and Margreate 

Hall was Borne the nintenth day of march 169 J 
Sarah : Hall the daughtur of the above said John and margreat : Hall 

was Borne upon the eaighten daye of March : 1696 : 97 
Margreat : Hall the daughtur of John and Margreat Hall : was Borne 

upon the thirtenth day of September in the year : 1699 : 
{worn) 3.rg{iea.)t Hall, had too sons at one bearth borne (upon) y e 7 th 

day of march: 170 s ; : and one of said children (die)d day it was 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 39 

Borne, and y^ other of said childr(en) (die)d upon y c 9 th day of 

said march 170^ 
Prisilah : Hall y^ daughter of John and Margreat : Hall was Born upon 

y* thirteth day of May : 1 704 
Bethyah hall the daughter of the above said John and Margreat hall 

was born one the 24 day of July in the yeare : 1 706 : 
J(ohn) halle : the son of the above said John and Margeat halle : he 

was {worn) on the 4 day of august in the yeare of our lord : 170S 
{worn) the son of the above sd John & Margret hall he was born on 

{worn) 23 rd day of august in th (a/0/71) r Lord: 1712 

(To be continued.') 



PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS 

{Continued from Vol. II, p. 248.) 

[Vol. II, Pt. I, p. 57] 

1653 Bradford Gov r 

This Indenture following was recorded by order from the court 
This Indenture made the eleventh day of the second month 
in the yeare of our Lord 1647 between the Inhabitants of 
Taunton in the collony of New Plymouth in New England of 
the one prty ; And Henery Andrews Inhabitante of the said 
plantation of Taunton within the collony of New Plymouth in 
New England of the other prty ; Witnesseth that wheras there 
was a certaine prcell of Land or necke of land apprtaining 
unto the Inhabitants of Taunton aforsaid called by the said 
Inhabitants theire calves pasture ; That this said prcell or neck 
of land ; It lying and being bounded by the great River from 
the land of Richard Williams Inhabitant of Taunton heading 
It the said necke att the upper corner therof ; And the land of 
Gorge Hall, Inhabitant of Taunton heading It att the lower 
corner therof or neare unto It &c This prcell or neck of land 
with its appurtenances is graunted and sold by the Inhabitants 
of Taunton aforsaid unto him the aforsaid Henery Andrews 
and his heires and executors or assignes To have and to hold 
for ever In Leiw of a meeting house build by him the aforsaid 
Henery Andrews for the Inhabitants of Taunton aforsaid for 
theire full Satisfaction for the said neck of land And for his 
peacable and secure Inioyment therof by him the said Henery 
Andrews or his assignes &c any or every of them It is further 



40 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

promised by the Inhabitants aforsaid that all such mannor of 
prsons as have been heertofore Inhabitants resident within 
this plantation of Taunton ; them or theire heires or assignes 
that shall challenge or Demaund any prte or portion in the 
aforsaid necke of Land shalbee either satisfyed for theire prte 
of the charge bestowed theron by the towne in fencing therof 
to make It a calves pastur(e) or else bee Satisfyed in land in 
some other place; As alsoe It is by these p r sents Witnessed 
and promised by the Inhabitants aforsaid that this said prcell 
or necke of land shall not bee rated by the towne aforsaid ; 
And for the better confeirmation of this deed have the seaven 
men chosen by the Inhabitants of Taunton aforsaid to order 
the affaires of the towne for that p r sent yeare ; have sett to 
theire hands ; for the Day and yeare first above written 

John Strong Oliver Purchis Walter Deane Richard Wil- 
liams Edward Case 

[p. 59] 1653 Bradford Gov r 

A Record of the Lands of Henery Andrews of Taunton 
appointed to bee Recorded ; 

Imprimis his home lott lying and being bounded by the lands 
of John Strong on the North side therof and of James Wyate 
on the south side therof ffaced with the great River on the 
East end therof conteining by esteemacon six acres bee it 
more or lesse ; 

Item six acres on the further side of the great River lying 
opposite and facing the home lott abovesaid bound on the 
north side by the lands of John Strong ; and on the south side 
by the lands of John Smith now deceased 

Item alsoe another prcell of land lying att the head of the 
abovesaid home lott in prte and another prte therof heading 
the lands apperteining to James Wyate and m is ffarwell ; and 
prte therof att the head of John Stronges land ; all these prtes 
or prcells enclosed in one ; one prte therof purchased of John 
Stronge bounded on the East side by the Little wood soe 
called ; the Resedue therof on the westeren side graunted by 
the towne the whole Runinge upward towards the great plaine 
lying up att the head therof conteining by esteemacon ten 
acres bee it more or lesse 



The Vital Records of Marshfield, Mass. 41 

Item an other prcell alloted by the towne att the two mile 
River soe called the said river Runing allong through it; 
bounded on the East by the lands appertaining to Georg 
Macey ; and on the west by the land appertaining to Edward 
Case conteining by esteemacon the summe of two and twenty 
acres bee it more or lesse ; 

Item alsoe a farme of meddow and upland graunted by the 
towne att a place called by the Indians squabbonansett about 
the space of five miles up the great River on the east side of 
the towne lying on the square which said square is to begin att 
a certaine little brooke on the East side of the said farme ; unto 
which said ffarme Doth appertaine all the meddow lying on the 
said brooke ; the length of the said square to bee from the 
great River att the aforsaid brooke up to the antient Hand path 
and soe the line from thence Downe to the next little brooke 
which boundeth it on the west side of the said ffarme It con- 
taines by estimacon Two hundred acres bee it more or lesse 

{To be continued.} 



THE VITAL RECORDS OF MARSHFIELD, MASS. 

{Continued from Vol. //,/-. 252.} 

[Vol. I, p. 11] Birthes : 1677 

(El)isha The sonne of m r (N)athaniell Thomas was Borne : the : 20. of 

ffebruary 1674 
Joshua the sonne of m r Nathaniell Thomas was Borne : The 1 7 of July 

1677 
Ellenor the daughter of Nathaniell Winslow was Borne The 2 oad of July. 

1677 
(L)ydia the daughter of John Waterman was Borne the 9 th of May 

1676 
(J)ohn the sonne of John Bayly of Weymouth was borne the 21. of 

march : 167& 
(aw«)les the daughter of Jacob (Di)ngly was Borne the. 19. of. may 

1678 
[worn)kt Sonne of John Sawyer (was bor)ne the 19 th of August 1667 
(Mer)cy the daughter of John (Saw)yer was Borne the first (of f Feb- 
ruary 1668 
(Su)sanna the daughter of John (Sa)wyer was Borne y e 27 of (Ma)y. 

1671. 
(Tho)mas the son of John (Sa)wyer was Borne the. 11. of (fTeb)ruary 

1672 



42 The Vital Records of Mars hfi eld, Mass. 

(worn)s the sonne of John (worn) ex* was Borne y e 7. of (worn)aiy. 

1675 
(worn)iy the daughter of John (zoom)* was borne the. 12. of (oct) 

ober. 1677 
{worn) eth the daughter of (worn) Steevens Borne y e 19 of may : 1673 
(worn)rd the sonne of Edward (worn)s Borne y* 1. of January 1677 
(worn) sonne of nathaniell (worn) was Borne the. 3. of (worn) 1679 
Abigaill the Daughter of Josias Snow was Borne The. 6. of December : 

1670 
lydia The Daughter of Josias Snow was Borne The. 5. of July : 1672 
Mercy the daughter of Josias Snow was Borne The. 29. of August 1675 
Deborah the Daughter of Josias Snow was Borne The. 21. of december 

1677 
John the sonne of John mendall was Borne the : 15. of December 1663 
Mercy the daughter of John Mendall was Borne y e 3 rd of August 1666 
Sarah the daughter of John Mendall was Borne the 3 rd of October 1668 
Hannah the daughter of John Mendall was Borne y e 3 rd of December 

1671 
Ruth the daughter of John Mendall was Borne the. 20. of September 

1675 

Joseph the son of Joseph Waterman was Borne the. 20. of January. 

1676 

Winter the son of John Hewit was Borne y c 17 of June : 1678 

Isaac the sonne of Isaac little was Borne y e 21. of february 1677 

John Dogget had a sonne Borne the 26 of february 1678 

Bethya the daughter of John Sherman was Borne The 11 of August 

1678 
Experience the daughter of William Sherman Junior was Borne the 22 

of September 1678. 
James the sonne (of) Michaell f(ord was) Borne (f) 4 th of Aprill (1)675 

Manages 
valentine decro and martha Bourne were maried the 26. of february : 

1678 
Josiah Slawson and mary Williamson Juniour were maryed y e 10 of 

March 167I- 
John Sherman "and Jane Hatch were maried at Boston the. 25. of 

October 1677 
Robert Standford and Mary Williamson were maried The. 22. of 

January 1679 
Israel Holmes and Desire Sherman were maryed y e 24 of November 

1681 
Millezant Carver & Thomas Drake were maried the. 9. of March 168 J 
Thomas Bourne and Elizabeth Rowse were maryed the 18 of Aprill: 

168 r 
Samuell Thomas and Mercy fford were maryed the 27 of May 168 

(worn) 
Daniell Crooker and Mary Bumpus were maryed the 2 ond of January 

1682 

* Probably Sawyer should be supplied. f This date may be 4, 14, or 24. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 43 

William Carver and Elizabeth ffoster were marved the 18. of January 

16S2 
Samuell Dogged and Mary Roggers were raaryed the 24 of ]zx\(worn) 
Michaell fford and L(ydia) Hatch were maryed {worn) 29 of march: 

16S3 
Benjamin Phillips and Sarah Thomas were maried The 1 2 of January 

1681 
William fisher and (worn) Walker were maried The 17 of march {worn) 

( To be continued.) 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

(Continued from Vol. II, p. 176.) 

[June 1757] 

ye XI th j n ye Morning I Drew over Capt. Gallops Muster 
Role then I went Up on Guard I Wated on y e Gen 11 

Sunday June 12 th 1757 In y e Morning L* Fitch Arrivd Here 
From Connecticutt &c — I was Relievd from Guard as Usual 
— In y e afternoon I went & Toock a View of y e Garden Be- 
lowe y e Fort then I Read Considrable in Doc r Wotts Version 
of y e Psalms &c 

y e 13 th Corp 1 Walbridge & I went to Finish Geting Pickets 
for M r Best But we Didn* Get any More So He Paid Each of 
Us 2 s for what we Had Don — Then we Came Home and 
Hered that they Had Found Jacob Reed then we went and 
Buried Him I went Round a Little way Round in y e Woods 
with a- Party & Found a Pair of Indion Stockens &c 

y e 14 th In y e Morning there Came out orders for a Detach- 
ment To Go on a Scout with Gen 11 Lyman A Little before 

j Night we Marchd out with about 300 Men Gen 11 Lyman at y e 
Head of Us Painted Like a Mohog as Many other officers of 

j y e Scout were Capt Fash of y e Royal Amaricans was with Us 

I & Lieu* Brown of Gen 11 Otways Reg 1 with a Number of Each 
of their Troops &c we Marcht about 5 Miles out Toard Fort 

I Ann there we Lodgd that Night 

y e 15 th In y e Morning Before we marchd L* Brown was En- 
quiring for Some Lines to Bind Prisoners with Gen 11 Lyman 

; Told Him that there was Bark Plenty — about 6 oClok we 



44 The Diary of Jab: z Fitch, Jr. 

Marched Found y e Land Vary Good Exceeding Larg Timber 
&c about 10 Came to F* Ann Found it a Pleasent Plais for one 
in y e Woods y e Bounds of y e Fort was Plain to Be Seen I 
Pickd Strabarys on y e Perade within y e Fort &c — Befor we 
Came to this Plais there was Tracks of a Party Discovred 
while we Staid there we was Vary Still Not a Word Spoke 
only By Whispring Several of our Indians were Drunk Solo- 
mon Chebucks Was Vary Disorderly y e Gen 11 Threatned To 
Kill Him if He Didn* Be Still — We Sent out Partys to Make 
Discovery when they Returnd they Said they Discovred a 
Party of y e Enimy y e Main Body of Us Marchd about 3 oClok 
went about 2 Miles Met Capt. Putmons Scout with a Frensh- 
man that they Toock at Ticondaroga Several of our Scout 
Returnd with Capt. Putmon Ins n Parsons Turnd & went with 
Us Clerk Niles Came Back We went about 5 Miles about N 
E From F t Ann there we Lodgd this Night &c 

ye j^th We Marchd in y e Morning Found y e Land Not So 
Good as y e Day Before Somthing More Rough Traveid over 
Several Brooks found Considrable of a Paith in our March 
about 10 oClok we were Halted By one of y e Flank Guards 
Discovring an Indion Several Patroling Parties was Sent out to 
Make Furder Discovery Which Hendred Us till about 2 oClok 
then we Marchd again Got about 10 Miles from where we 
Started in y e Morning when we Crosd East Crick it is about as 
Big as Pocatanock Brook Then we Marchd about 2 Miles in 
Bad way Came to a Fire on a Cleft of Rocks & a Side Hill 
there we Logd this Night it Raind Some Now we Recon it 10 
Miles to East Bay 

Fryday y e 17 th we Marchd Early I was Upon Guard & 
Brought Up y e Rear of y e Advansd Party We Steard our Cors 
N & b E Found y e Way Vary Rough Some thickets of Brush & 
Some Spots Clear about — About 10 oClok there was A Gun 
Fired in y e Front I Run Forward & Found it was Phin s Bur- 
chard Shot at an Indion Didn* Kill Him But He Run & Left 
His Gun Broak of By y e Brich 2 Blankets were Taken &c — 
after Some time we Marchd agin & about 2 oClok arrivd at 
East Bay where we Found an old Encampment &c 

( To he continued.') 



The Mayflowi r Genealogies. 45 



THE MAYFLOWER GENEALOGIES. 

Richard Warren and His Descendants. 

Compiled from Original Soic^CcS, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Richard Warren was from London and joined the Leyden 
Pilgrims in July, 1620, at Southampton, whence the Mayflower 
and the Speedwell first set sail for America. He was married 

in England, before 161 1, to Elizabeth , whose maiden name 

is unknown, and had by her five daughters, Mary. Anna (born 
about 161 2), Sarah, Elizabeth and Abigail, who were left in 
England and came to Plymouth with their mother in 1623. 
Nothing more is known of his life before he joined the Pil- 
grims on the Mayflower, and there are very few references to 
hirn in the Plymouth Colony records and the works of contem- 
porary writers, doubtless owing to his early death in 162S. 

Bradford's History mentions him only in the list of the 
Mayflow r er passengers,* and includes him among the few who 
were of enough importance to be distinguished by the title 
of » Mr." 

Nathaniel Morton, in the New England's Memorial, pub- 
lished at Cambridge, Mass., in 1669, was the first to print the 
names of the forty-one men who signed the Compact in the 
cabin of the Mayflower on Saturday, 11/21 November, 1620, 
and Richard Warren's name appears in this list.f 

The following extract from Mourt's Relation contains the 
only 'reference yet found to the place from which Richard 
Warren came. It also shows us that he was a member of the 
third exploring party sent out while the Mayflower lay at 
anchor in Cape Cod Harbor. This party set out in the shallop 
on Wednesday, 6/16 December, 1620, and after many hard- 
ships, including, a fight with the Indians early Friday morning, 
landed at Plymouth on the following Monday, 11/21 December, 
1620. 

Wednesday the sixt of December, it was resolved our discoverers should 
set forth, for the day before was too fowle weather, and so they did, though 

* Maj flower Descendant, 1 : 10, T4. t Ibid., 1 : 79. 



46 Richard Warren and His Descendants. 

it was well ore the day ere all things could be readie : So ten of our men 
were appointed who were of theraselues willing to vndertake it, to wit, 
Captaine Standish, Maister Carver, William Bradford, Edward Winsloe. Iohn 
Tilley, Edward Tilley, Iohn Houland, and three of London, Richard Warren, 
Steeuen Hopkins and Edward Dotte, and two of our Sea-men, Iohn Alder- 
ton and Thomas English, of the Ships Company there went two of the 
Masters Mates, Master Clarke and Master Copin, the Master Gunner, and 
three Saylers. The narration of which Discovery, followes, penned by one 
of the Company. [Mourt's Relation, London, 1622, p. 15.] 

"In the latter end of July," 1623, his wife and daughters 
arrived at Plymouth in the Anne, and in the Division of Land 
a few months later he received lots on "the north side of the 
towne " and " on the other side of the towne towards the 
eele-river." * In 1624 or 1625 his son Nathaniel was born at 
Plymouth,! and his second son, Joseph, must have been born 
there in 1626 or early in 1627, as his name appears in the 
division of the cattle among the " Purchasers " who in 1627 
bought from the Adventurers all their rights in the Colony of 
New Plymouth, t In this division, which was made 22 May/ 1 
June, 1627, "The ninth lot fell to Richard Warren & his 
companie Joyned w th him." To this lot fell a black smooth 
horned heifer which came in the Jacob, and two she goats. 
The record of this division || contains the earliest mention of 
the names of Richard's wife and children. 

The next year, 1628, he died at Plymouth, leaving his widow 
to care for a family of five daughters (four of whom were under 
seventeen), and two sons under four. Nathaniel Morton, in 
writing of the year 1628, speaks of his death as follows : 

This year died Mr. Richard Warren, who hath been mentioned before in 
this Book,§ and was an useful Instrument; and during his life bare a deep 
share in the Difficulties and Troubles of the first Settlement of the Planta- 
tion of New-Plimouth. [New England's Memorial, p. 68.] 

There is no account of the settlement of Richard Warren's 
estate, but the Colony records contain abundant evidence that 

• Winslow, Good Newes from New England, London, 1624, p. 51, and Mayflower 
Descendant, 1 : 14, 228-230. 

t Mayflower Descendant, II : 178, 179. 

J Bradford's History, folios 143, 144. 

|| Mayflower Descendant, I : 152. 

§ As a signer of the Compact, and as a member of the third exploring party. 



Richard Warren and His Descendants. 47 

his widow was thoroughly competent to bring up the children 
and manage the property left to her care. 

She is first mentioned after her husband's death in a deed 
dated 2S September/8 October, 1629, in which Thomas Clarke 
sells to William Bradford land bounded on one side by land of 
"widow Warren." [Plym. Col. Deeds, 1 : 32.] 

In the tax lists made by orders of the General Court, dated 
2/12 January, 1632/3 and 2/12 January 1633/4, she was taxed 
twelve shillings and nine shillings respectively, to be paid in 
corn at six shillings per bushell. [Court Orders, I : 10, 61.] 

On i/ir July, 1633, in the orders about mowing grass, Mrs. 
Warren and Robert Bartlett were assigned the place where 
they mowed the previous year, and "the marsh adjoyning, as 
high as Slowly Howse." [Court Orders, I :2i.J 

The inventory of Godbert Godbertson, taken 24 October/3 
November, 1633, mentions a debt of six shillings " To m re 
Warren for labor." [Mayflower Descendant, I : 157.] 

Widow Mary Ring, in her will probated 28 October/7 No- 
vember, 1633, gave "unto m rs Warren one woodden cupp \v th a 
foote as a token of my love." * On this last date the Court 
granted to Mr. Ralph Fogg a meerstead formerly granted to 
Richard Warren, but forfeited because not built upon, and Fogg 
was to pay Mrs. Warren for the fence remaining on it. [Court 
Orders, I : 35.] 

The inventory of John Thorp, taken 15/25 November, 1633, 
mentions a debt of jQi, 10s., 6d. to Mrs. Warren, f 

Widow Warren's servant Thomas Williams was before the 
Court held 5/1 5 July, 1635, for profane and blasphemous speeches. 
[Court Orders, I : 80.] 

On 5/15 January, 1635/6, she was sued by Thomas Clarke for 
^15 damages, for a boat loaned to her and lost in Eel River in 
an extraordinary storm. The jury found for defendant, but " for 
other considerations," which are not mentioned in the record, 
they awarded Clarke thirty shillings. [Court Orders, I : S2.J 

At a general meeting about the hay grounds 14/24 March, 
1635/6, Mrs. Warren, Richard Church, Thomas Little and Robert 
Bartlett were assigned the places they had the year before. 
[Court Orders, I : 89.] 

• Mayflower Descendant, 1 : 30. f Ibid., 1 : 160. 



4S Richard Warren and His Descendants. 

The following order of the General Court under date of 7/17 
March, 1636/7, is of especial interest as showing that Elizabeth 
Warren succeeded to her husband's rights as a " Purchaser," 
and because it is the first reference to the marriage of Robert 
Bartlett and Richard Church to her daughters. Mrs. Warren's 
name also appears in a list of the " Purchasers " found in the 
Court Orders, Vol. II, p. 244. 

It is agreed upon by the consent of the whole Court That Elizabeth War- 
ren Widdow the relict of m r Richard Warren Deceased shaibe entred and 
stand and bee Purchaser instead of her said husband aswell because that 
(hee dying before he had prformed the said bargaine) the said Elizabeth 
prformed the same after his decease as also for the establishing of the Lotts 
of land given form r ly by her unto her sonnes in law Richard Church Robert 
Bartlett and Thomas Little in marriage w th their wives her daughters. [Court 
Orders, 1 : 107.] 

On 7/17 July, 1637, the Court established the highway to Eel 
River. It passed west of Robert Bartlett's house, then west 
of Thomas Little's, east of Mrs. Warren's and east of Richard 
Church's. [Court Orders, I : 1 14.] 

4/14 December, 1637, land at Eel River is confirmed to 
Thomas Clarke and is to be laid out so as to be least preju- 
dicial to Thomas Little, Robert Bartlett, Mrs. Warren and others 
there. [Court Orders, I : 133.] 

7/17 February, 1637/8, Mrs. Warren conveyed to John Cooke, 
who had married her daughter Sarah, land at Eel River, adjoin- 
ing land she had formerly given Robert Bartlett. [Plym. Col. 
Deeds, I : 30.] 

3/13 June, 1639, The Court of Assistants awarded Mrs. War- 
ren ten shillings in full of all accounts between her and Mr. 
Andrew Hallett. [Judicial Acts, Pt. I, p. 8.] 

9/19 January, 1639/40, Mrs. Warren conveyed her house and 
eight acres of land near Wellingsly or Hobs Hole to Anthony 
Snow, husband of her daughter Abigail. [Plym. Col. Deeds, 
1:86.] 

5/15 May, 1640, Richard Church, Robert Bartlett, Thomas 
Little and Mrs. Warren were granted enlargements at the heads 
of their lots to the foot of the Pine Hills. [Court Orders, I : 

234-] 

6/16 June, 1644, Stephen Hopkins, in his will, mentions his 



Richard Warren and His Descendants. 49 

great bull in the hands of Mrs. Warren. [Mayflower Descend- 
ant, II: 12.] 

In a list dated March, 1651, of the proprietors of the lands 
belonging to the Town of Plymouth at Punckateesett, in what 
is now Little Compton, R. I., Mrs. Warren's name appears, and 
under date of 22 March/ 1 April, 1663/4, she arid her son Joseph 
are entered as owners of the twelfth lot there. [Plym. Town 
Records, I : 47, 70.] 

On 7/17 October, 1652, the following order reaffirmed the 
rights of Mrs. Warren as a " Purchaser," and the rights of 
those to whom she had deeded land. 

Wheras a petition was prefered by Robert Bartlet unto the court holden 
att Plymouth the 7'- h of October 1652 therin requesting that wheras sundry 
speeches have pased from som who pretend themselves to bee the sole and 
right heires unto the lands on which the said Robert Bartlet now liveth att 
the Eelriver in the Townshipp of Plymouth ; which hee the said Robert had 
bestowed on him by his Motherinlaw M is Elizabeth Warren in Marriage with 
her Daughter by which said speeches and passages the said Robert hath ben 
Dishartened in his proceeding either in building ffencing &c The court have- 
ing taken the p r mises into serius consideracon and haveing serched what the 
court hath upon record extant ; and what could bee manifested upon memory 
by those that then were cheife and had speciall hand in carving on and men- 
ageing the former affaires of the countrey and doe therby find that M is Elizabeth 
Warren who gave the said lands unto the said Robert and others in like con- 
dition had power soe to doe as being by an order of court bearing Date March 
the 7th 1637 and other actes of court before envested into the state and 
condicon of a Purchaser as in the said order is expressed ; The said court 
doth by these presents therfore further ratify and confeirme the aforsaid actes 
of court wherby the said Elizabeth Warren is declared to have right to despose 
of the aforsaid Lands approveing and allowing of the above said gift of 
land -unto the said Robert Bartlet and others in like condicon with him to 
bee vailed to his and the (ire) heires and assignes for ever; [Court Orders, 
III: 17.] 

On 7/17 March, 1652/3, Mrs. Warren became one of the pur- 
chasers of the tract of land which afterwards became the town 
of Dartmouth. [Plym. Col. Deeds, II : 106, 107.] 

1 1/2 1 June, 1653, Elizabeth Warren, Jane Collier and Na- 
thaniel Warren signed an agreement concerning lands which 
Nathaniel claimed. [Mayflower Descendant, II 164.] 

1/11 January, 1661/2, the marks of Mrs, Warren's horses 
were entered on the town records as follows : 



5<D Richard Warren and His Descendants. 

January the first 1661 these horses were entered 

The markes of Mistris Elizabeth warrens horses are as followeth 

viz : one rid mare about thirteen yeares old with a white blase in her face 
marked with two slits in the neare eare and soe the bitt cut out which marke 
is on the out side of the said eare and alsoe the said mare is branded with 
a P on topp of the buttocke ; 

2condly a Coult of about a yeare old of the same Couller and the same 
marke 

3 d ly a Bay mare with a black tayle and maine with a li(ttle) starr in the 
forehead about five yeares old of the same mark 

4ly a blackeish horse Coult with one white foot behind and a fayer starr in 
his forehead of the same marke 

5ly one young mare neare two yeare old blackish with gr(a)y heires of the 
same marke 

one biacke mare neare 4 yeare old with a few gray heres in her forehead 
which belonges to Nathaniell and Josepth Warren of the same marke as Mistris 
Warrens above said 

and one Rid horse Coult with a white blasse downe his face of the same 
marke belonging to the said Nathaniell and Josepth Warren; [Plym. Town 
Records, 1 : 173.] 

In a record of land near Manomet Ponds granted to Nathan- 
iel Warren 27 October/6 November, 1662, land of his mother 
nearby is mentioned. [Plym. Town Records, 1 : 132.] 

In the codicil to his will, dated 16 July, 1667, Nathaniel War- 
ren mentions his mother Elizabeth Warren, his brother Joseph 
Warren and his sisters Mary Bartlett, senior, Anna Little, 
Sarah Cooke, Elizabeth Church and Abigail Snow. [Mayflower 
Descendant, II .-39.] 

Mrs. Elizabeth Warren died at Plymouth, 2/12 October, 1673, 
aged above ninety years, having survived her husband forty-five 
years and lived to see at least seventy-five great-grandchildren. 
It seems impossible that her funeral should have been delayed 
for twenty-two days, and it is probable that there is an error in 
the record of her death, which follows : — 

MLstris Elizabeth Warren an aged widdow aged above 90 yeares Deceased 
on the second of October 1673 whoe haveing lived a Godly life Cam to her 
Grave as a shok of Corn fully Ripe shee was honoralbey buried on the 24 th of 
October aforsaid. [Plym. Col. Reds, Miscellaneous, p. 39.] 

No will, or inventory of her estate, is known, the only record 
concerning the settlement of the estate being an order of the 
General Court dated 4/14 March, 1673/4, as follows : — 



Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 51 

Mary Bartlett the wife of Robert Bartlett Came into this Court and owned 
that shee hath received full satisfaction for whatsoever shee might Claime as 
Due from the estate of Mistris Elizabeth Warren Deceased; and John Cooke 
in the behalfe of all her sisters testifyed the same before the Court ; and the 
Court Doth heerby settle the remainder of the said estate on Joseph Warren 
to bee by him Injoyed without further mollestation or Disturbance from any 
of them. [Court Orders, V : 97.] 



Children of Richard and Elizabeth ( ) Warren : 

i. Mary * Warren, born in England. 

ii. Anna 2 Warren, born in England, about 1612. 

iii. Sarah 2 Warren, born in England. 

iv. Elizabeth 2 Warren, born in England. 

v. Abigail 2 Warren, born in England. 

vi. Nathaniel 2 Warren, born at Plymouth, in 1624 or 1625. 

vii. Joseph 2 Warren, born at Plymouth, in 1626 or early in 1627. 

( To be continued.) 



BARNSTABLE, MASS., VITAL RECORDS* 

(Continued from Vol. II, p. 213.) 

[Vol. I, p. 394] William Barden & Deborah Barker Married In Feb- 
ruary 1660 
his Daughter Mercy Born 1 November 1662 
his Daughter Deborah born 28 of June 1665 
his Son John Born 17 of March 16 5 J- 
his Son Stephen born April 15 1669 
his Son Abraham born 14 May 1674 
his Son Joseph born Sept 1675 
his Daughter Anna born 26 August 1677 

Joseph Bodnsh and Elizabeth Besse Married In y c Year 1674 

his Son John Born 6 th of December 1675 

his son Joseph born In October 1677 

his Daughter Mary born 1 of March 1679-80 

his Daughter Hannah born In May 1681 

his Son Benjamin born y e 20 of July 1683 

his Son Nathan born y e 27 of December 1685 

his Son Ebenezer Born y e 10 of March 1687/8 

his Daughter Elizabeth born 27 of Aug: 1690 

his Daughter Rebecca born 22 of Feb : 1692-3 

his Daughter Melatiah born 7 of April 1695 

his Son Robert Born y e 10 of Octo r 1698 

his Daughter Sarah born 20 th of Feb. 1700 

Thomas Bourrnan & Hannah Annable Married 10 of March 1645 
his Daughter Hannah born About y e Latter End of May 1646 



$2 Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 

his son Thomas Bourman Born About y e Middle of Sep : 164S 

his Son Samuel born About y e Latter End of July 1651 

his Daughter Desire born About y e Latter End of May 1654 

his Daughter Mary About y e Middle of March 1656 

Mehitable About y e beginning of September 1658 

Tristram About y e Beginning of Aug : 166 1 

John Barker & Desire Annable Married y e 18 of January 1676 

his son John Born y e 4 of May 167S 

his Daughter Desire born y e 22 of September 1680 

his Daughter Anne born y e 26 of August 16S2 & Deceased y e 22 of 

Novem* 1682 
his daughter Anne y c 2 nd of that Name born y e first of Nov 16S3 

[p. 395] Abraham Blish his Daughter Sarah born 2 nd Decern. 1644 

Joseph his Son born 1 of April 164S 

Anne y e Wife of y e S d Abraham Died 16 of May 165 1 

Abraham Blish & Hannah Barker Married 

his Son Abraham born About 16 of Octo r 1654 

Hannah his Wife Died About y e 16 of Feb : or March 1657 

y e S d Abraham Blish Deceased y e 7 th of Sep : 16S3. 

Joseph Blish and Hannah Hull Married y e 15 of Sept 1674 

his Son Joseph Born 13 of Sep 1675 

his Son John Born 17 of Feb : 1676 

his Daughter Anna born y e Latter End of February 1678 

his Son Abraham born y e 27 of February 1680 

Their Son Reuben born y e 14 of xAugust 16S3 

Their Daughter Sarah born y e beginning of Aug: 1685 & Died 3 rd of 

January 16S6 
Sarah September 1685 
Thankful born In September 1687 
John Blish born January 1 1691 & Died Octo r 14. 1711 In y e 20 th Year 

of his age 
Tristram born In April 1694 
Mary In April 1696 
Benjamin April 1699 
Sarah Blish Deceased 1 705 

Joseph Blish Deceasd June 14 1730 in y e S3 Year of his Age 
Hannah Blish wife of sd Joseph Blish Deceasd Nov 15 1732 

Reuben Blish & Elizabeth Bodfish Married by Col Otis 25 Jan^ 171 7 

Their son John born y e 9 of Sep 1 1717 

their son Silas born y e 8 of April 17 19 

his son Reuben y e 6 of Feb 1721 

Elizabeth Born 10 of Feb 1722/3 

Daughter Hannah bora May 1725 

Daughter Thankful born May 30 1 727 

Joseph Blish and Hannah Child Married See y e Other Book. 



Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 53 

John Bursley & Elizabeth Howlancl Married Decern. 1673 

his Daughter Elizabeth born 2 Week In Octo r 1674 & buried Latter 

End of Octo r 1675 
his Daughter Mercy born Last Week In Octo : 1675 & buried In April 

1676 
his son John born 1 of March 1677/8 
his Daughter Mary born 23 of May 1679 
his Son Jabez born 21 of August 16S1 
his Daughter Joanna born 29 Nov 1 16S4 
his Son Joseph born y e 29 of January 16S6 
his Daughter Abigail bcrn August 27. 1690 
his Daughter Elizabeth born Aug. 5-1692 
his Daughter Temperance born January 30-1695 

[p. 396] John Bursley & Mary Crocker Married by M r Russel n of 

Feb : 1 7o| 
Their Daughter Experience born y e Last Day of Nov' 1 706 
Another Daughter born 17 10 & Died a fortnight After 
a Son Born 12 of April 171 1 & Deceas d 3 weeks after 

Jabcz Bursley his Son Benjamin born July 21. 1706 

John Born Sept I st 1708 

his Daughter Elizabeth born Feb i 5t 1710/n 

Abigail born Feb 25 1713 14 

Hannah born Nov r 17 15 

Joanna born June 1719 

Mary born August 1723 

Barnabas born 16 Day of January 1724 25 

Peter Blossom & Sarah Bodfish Married 21 of June 1663 

his Daughter Mercy born y e 9 of April 1664 & Died In y e Year 1670 

his Son Thomas born 20 Decem r 1667 

Sarah Blossom y r Daughter was born 1669 & Died 167 1 

Joseph Blossom their son was born y e 10 of December 1673 

Thankful Blossom y r Daughter was born 1675 

Mercy Blossom y r Daughter Was born in Aug : 1678 

Jabez y r son was born y e 16 of Feb 1680 

Peter Blossom Deceas d July 1706 

Thomas Blossom & Fear Robinson Married pr Justice Bourn 

Their son Peter Blossom was born 28 of August 1698 

John Blossom their son born 17 of April 1699 

Sarah Blossom born 16 of Decern 1703 & Died Some time after 

his Daughter Elizabeth born In Octo r 1 705 

his 2 nd Daughter Sarah Bom 30 of July 1 709 

Joseph Blossom & Mary Pinchon Were Married 17 of June 1696 pr 

Mr Laason of Situate 
his son Joseph Blossom born 14 of March 170J 
he had a Child a son born & Died Quickly March 1696/7 
Another Son born & Died In May 1702 



54 Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland *s Will. 

Another Son born In May 1 705 & Dyed In June following 

his Wife Mary Died y e 6 of April 1 706. 

Joseph Blossom his Daughter Mary by a Second Wife born 11 of 

Decern 1 709 
Thankful born y e 25 of March 1711 

Jabez Blossom and Mary Goodspeed Were Married y e 9 th of y e 9 th 

Month 1 7 10 by M r Russel 
his Son Sylvanus Born 20 January 17 12 

( To be continued.} 



ELIZABETH (TILLEY) HOLLAND'S WILL, 

Transcribed from the original records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, widow of John Howland and 
daughter of John Tilley, died at Swansea on Wednesday, 21/31 
December, 1687, at the house of her daughter Lydia, the wife 
of James Brown. Her will is recorded in the Bristol County, 
Mass., Probate Records, Volume I, pages 13 and 14. No 
inventory is on record and the original will has disappeared 
from the files. 



In y e Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Howland of Swanzey 
in y e County of Bristoll in y e Collony of Plymouth in New 
Engl d being Seventy nine yeares of Age but of good & perfect 
memory thanks be to Allmighty God & calling to Remem- 
brance y e uncertain Estate of this transitory Life & that all 
fflesh must Yeild unto Death when it shall please God to call 
Doe make constitute & ordaine & Declare This my last Will 
& Testament, in manner & forme following Revoking and 
Anulling by these p r sents all & every Testam 1 & Testam ts Will 
& Wills heretofore by me made & declared either by Word or 
Writing And this to be taken only for my last Will & Testa- 
ment & none other. And first being penitent & sorry from y e 
bottom of my heart for all my sinns past most humbly desir- 
ing forgivenesse for y e same I give & Comitt my soule unto 
Allmighty God my Saviour & Redeemer in whome & by y e 



Elizabeth (Tilley) How land's Will. 55 

meritts of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assuredly to be saved 
& to have full remission & forgivenesse of all my sins & that 
my Soule w* my Body at the generall Day of Resurrec- 
tion shall rise againe w* Joy & through y e meritts of Christs 
Death & passion possesse & inheritt y e Kingdome of heaven 
prepared for his Elect & Chosen & my Body to be buryed in 
such place where it shall please my Execufs hereafter named 
to appoint And now for y e settling my temporall Estate & such 
goodes Chattells & Debts as it hath pleased God far above my 
Deserts to bestow upon me I Do Dispose order & give y e same 
in manner & forme following (That is to say) First that after 
my funerall Expences & Debts paid w c I owe either of right or 
in Conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever 
in Convenient tyme after my Decease by my Exec r s hereafter 
named I Give & bequeath unto my Eldest Son John Rowland 
y e sum of five pounds to be paid out of my Estate & my 
Booke called M r Tindale's Workes & also one pair of sheetes 
& one p r of pillowbeeres & one p r of Bedblanketts, Item I give 
unto my son Joseph Howland my Stillyards & also one p r of 
sheetes & one p r of pillobeeres Item I give unto my son 
Jabez Howland my ffetherbed & boulster y* is in his Custody 
& also one Rugg & two Blanketts y* belongeth to y e said Bed 
& also my great Iron pott & potthookes Item I give unto my 
son Isaack Howland my Booke called Willson on y e Romanes 
& one p r of sheetes & one paire of pillowbeeres & also my 
great Brasse Kettle already in his possession Item I give unto 
my Son in Law M r James Browne my great Bible Item I give 
& bequeath unto my Daughter Lidia Browne my best ffeather- 
bed & Boulster two pillowes & three Blanketts & a green Rugg 
& my small Cupboard one p r of Andylrons & my lesser brasse 
Kettle & my small Bible & my booke of m r Robbinsons 
Workes called Observations Divine & Morrali & allso my 
finest p r of Sheetes & my holland pillowbeeres, Item I give unto 
my Daughter Elisabeth Dickenson one p r of Sheetes & one p r 
of pillowbeeres & one Chest Item I give unto my Daughter 
Hannah Bosworth one p r of sheets & one p r of pillowbeeres, 
Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Bursley one 
paire of sheets and one paire of Pillowbeeres Item I give & 
bequeath unto my Grandson Nathanael Howland (the son of 



56 Elizabeth {Tilley) Howland' s Will. 

Joseph Howland) and to the heires of his owne Body lawfully 
begotten for ever all that my Lott of Land with y e Meadow 
thereunto adjoyning & belonging lying in the Township of 
Duxbury neare Jones River bridge, Item I give unto my 
Grandson James Browne One Iron barr and on Iron Trammell 
now in his possession, Item I give unto my Grandson Jabez 
Browne one Chest Item I give unto my Grand Daughter 
Dorothy Browne my best Chest & my Warming pan Item I 
give unto my Grand Daughter Desire Cushman four Sheep, 
Item I give & bequeath my wearing clothes linnen and Wool- 
len and all the rest of my Estate in mony Debts linnen or of 
what kind or nature or sort soever it may be unto my three 
Daughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Lidia Browne and Hannah 
Bosworth to be equally Devided amongst them, Item I make 
constitute and ordaine my loving Son in Law James Browne 
and my loving son Jabez Howland [p. 14] Executors of this 
my last Will and Testament, Item it is my Will & Charge to 
all my Children that they walke in y e Feare of y e Lord, and in 
Love and peace towards each other and endeavour the true per- 
formance of this my last Will & Testament In Witnesse 
whereof I the said Elisabeth Howland have hereunto sett my 
hand & seale this seventeenth Day of December Ann Dm 
one thousand six hundred Eighty & six. 

The mark of Elisabeth |£ H Howland (sigittu) 

Signed Sealed & Deliv d 

in y e p r sence of us Wittnesses 

Hugh Cole 

Samuel Vyall 

John Browne 

Know all men that on y e tenth Day of Jan r y Ann° Dm 
168 J Before me Nathan 1 Byfleld Esq r Judge of his Maj^ 5 
Inferiour Court of Plea's for y e County of Bristoll, present 
Jn° Walley Esq r one of y e Members of his Maj ties Councill in 
New England & Cap 4 Benjam Church Justice of Peace The 
abovewritten Will of Elizabeth Howland was proved approved 
& allowed And y e Administra coa of all & singuler y e goodes 
Rights and Creciitts of ye said Dece d was Committed unto 



Reports fro))i State Societies. 57 

James Browne & Jabez Rowland Exec r s in y e same Will named 
well & truly to Administer y e same according to the Will of y e 
Dece d In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Sett y e Seale of 
y e Office for Probate of Wills & granting Lett r s of Admin cor » 
y e yeare & Day by me abovewritten 

(Sigittu officij) Nathanael Byfield 

Thus Entred & ingrossed this 26 : of Jan r y Ann Dm i68| 
p r Steph Burton 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

The Fifth Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Massachusetts Society was 
held at the Hotel Vendome, Boston, on Wednesday evening, November 21, 
1900. On motion of the editor of The Mayflower Descendant, it was voted 
to set apart every year from the funds of the Society the sum of twenty- 
five cents for each member at the date of the annual meeting, to form a 
Tri-Centennial Publication Fund. This fund will be allowed to accumulate 
until 1920, when it will be used to defray the expense of publishing a memorial 
volume or volumes. 

After the dinner addresses were made by the presiding officer, Hon. Win- 
slow Warren, by Hon. John L. Bates, General Wilmon W. Blackmar, Samuel 
B. Capen, LL.D., Rev. James Gibson Johnson, D.D., Mrs. Mary A. Chapman, 
and the newly elected governor, Myles Standish, M.D. 

The following officers were elected for the year 1900-1901 : — 

Governor, Myles Standish, M.D. 

Deputy Governor, Winslow Warren. 

Captain, J. Myles Standish. 

Elder, Rev. George Hodges, D.D. 

Secretary, George Ernest Bowman. 

Treasurer, Marcus Morton. 

Historian, Frederick Wesley Parker. 

Surgeon, Samuel Jason Mixter, M.D. 

Assistants, Morton Dexter, Mrs. Burr Porter, Mrs. William Lawrie, 

Henry Southworth Shaw, Mrs. Edward Livingston 
Adams, Miss Sarah Haskell Crocker, Sumner Bass 
Pearmain. 

On Friday afternoon, December 21, 1900, the Massachusetts Society held a 
special service in Central Church, Boston, in commemoration of the Landing 
of the Pilgrims. The Rev. George Hodges, D.D., Elder of the Society, 
conducted the devotional services, and the Rev. Edward Lord Clark, D.D., 
Pastor of the Central Church and Elder General of the General Society, de- 
livered an address. 

At a meeting of the Board of Assistants, held December 6, 1900, Horace 



58 Reports fro77i State Societies. 

Homer Soule, Jr., was elected an Assistant to till the vacancy caused by the 
resignation of Mrs. Edward Livingston Adams. 

Standing Committees for 1900-1901 : — 

Membership : Mrs. John Anthony Remick, James Leonard Wesson, Mrs. 
Henry Emmons Raymond, Sylvester Baxter Hinckley, Mrs. Edward Tobey 
Barker. 

Publication: Morton Dexter, Winslow Warren. Charles Augustus Hopkins, 
Frederick Wesley Parker, George Ernest Bowman. 

Finance: George Adelbert Alden, Samuel Billings Capen, William Minard 
Richardson, Silas Reed Anthony, George Eliot Richardson. 

Library : Henry Francis Coe, Mrs. William Lawrie, Mrs. George Francis 
Arnold, Theodore Studley Lazell, Miss Elisabeth Penn Hammond. 

Entertainment : James Morris Whiton Hail, Mrs. Edward Livingston 
Adams, Ray Greene Huling, Miss Mary Cummings Sawyer, Edwin Sanford 
Crandon. 

Historical Research: Francis Richmond Allen, George Ernest Bowman, 
Morton Dexter, Frederick Wesley Parker, Rodney Macdonough. 

Marking Historic Sites: Francis Apthorp Foster, Rev. Charles Langdon 
Mitchell, James Edward Seaver, Mrs. John Holmes Morison, Miss Mary 
Frances Edson. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet. 

"Vital Record of Rhode Island, " Vol. X, from Mr. William Prescott 
Greenlaw. 

" Plymouth County Marriages, 1 692-1746, " from Mrs. Lucy Hall Greenlaw. 

" The Seymour Family," from the compiler, Mr. Seymour Morris. 

Facsimile of Deed of John Freeman, 1663, from Mr. Seymour Morris. 

"Origin of the Stars and Stripes,' 1 from Mr. John Smith Sargent. 

" Second Book of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of 
New York," from the New York Society. 

"Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois, Publication 
Number One, 1 '' from Mrs. Seymour Morris. 

Eight photographic copies of letters, written between 1795 and 1822, to 
Morgan Brewster by his brothers and others, from Mr. W. Scott Smith. 

" Samuel Rowell and Descendants/ 1 from the compiler, Mr. Roland 
Rowell. 

"Births, Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths in Coventry, Conn., 11 and 
" Births, Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths in Mansfield, Conn., 11 from the 
transcriber and publisher, Mrs. Susan Whitney Dimock. 



Members Elected. 
October 22, 1900. 

619. Frank Ernest Woodward. Maiden, eighth from John Alden. 

620. Samuel Walter Woodward, Stockbridge, eighth from John Alden. 

621. Miss Edith Royall Tyler, Boston, ninth from Francis Cooke. 

622. Rev. Charles Langdon Mitchell, Winchester, ninth from Edward Fuller. 

623. William Herbert Prescott, M.D., Boston, ninth from Peter Brown. 

November 19, 1900. 

624. Miss Mary Lovell Blanchard. South Weymouth, eighth from John Alden. 

625. Mrs. George Howard Wood, Winthrop, eighth from William Bradford. 

626. Joshua Delano, Kingston, eighth from William Bradford. 

627. Mrs. Augustus James Emery, Boston, ninth from John Howland. 

628. Oliver Hazard Perry, Lowell, ninth from John HowJand. 

629. Winfield Scott Smith, Portsmouth, N. H., ninth from William Brewster, 

eighth from Love Brewster. 



Rt' ports from State Societies. 59 

630. Mrs. George Daniel Marcy, Portsmouth, N. H., tenth from William 

Brewster, ninth from Love Brewster. 
6^i. George Thomas Hart, Providence, R. I., eighth from Richard Warren. 

December 6, 1900. 

632. Mrs. Charles Franklin Curtis, Clinton, Iowa, eighth from Francis Cooke. 

633. Mrs. Emory Wendell, Detroit, Mich., eighth from John Howiand. 

634. Walter Lee Munro, M.D., Providence, R. I., tenth from James Chilton, 

ninth from Mary Chilton. 

635. Mrs. Edward Henry Nichols, Brookline, eighth from Francis Cooke. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
October, 1900. 

609. Miss Mary A. Ford, eighth from John Alden, eighth from Thomas 
Rogers. 

November, 1900. 

5S7. George C. Nightingale, tenth from William Brewster. 

December, 1900. 

520. Wilfred H. Munro, ninth from Richard Warren. 

619. Frank E. Woodward, eighth from John Alden; ninth from William 

Brewster, eighth from Love Brewster; seventh from Francis Cooke; 
seventh from Stephen Hopkins ; seventh from Henry Samson ; ninth 
from Richard Warren. 

620. Samuel W. Woodward, eighth from John Alden ; ninth from William 

Brewster, eighth from Love Brewster; seventh from Francis Cooke; 

seventh from Stephen Hopkins; seventh from Henry Samson; ninth 

from Richard Warren. 
625. Mrs. George H. Wood, ninth (three lines) from John Alden, eighth 

(three lines) from John Alden; ninth (two lines) from William 

Brewster, eighth (two lines) from Love Brewster; ninth from Thomas 

Rogers ; seventh from Henry Samson ; eighth from George Soule ; 

ninth (two lines) from Richard Warren. 
634. Walter L. Munro, M.D., ninth from Richard Warren. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

The Sixth Annual Meeting and Dinner was held at Delmonico's, Wednes- 
day evening, November 21, 1900. Addresses were made by Hon. Frederick 
W. Holls, Sir Percy Sanderson, Mr. John Kendrick Bangs, Hon. Chauncey 
Depew and Hon. Henry E. Howiand. 

The following officers were elected : — 

Governor, John Taylor Terry. 

Deputy Governor, William Winton Goodrich. 

Captain, J. Bayard Backus. 

Elder, Rev. Brady Electus Backus, D.D. 

Secretary, Jeremiah Richards. 

Treasurer, William Lanman Bull. 

Historian, Edward Loudon Norton. 

Surgeon, Gorham Bacon, M.D. 

Assistants (to serve until 1902), William Milne Grinnell, Samuel Dwight 

Brewster, Walter Steuben Carter, Richard Henry 

Greene. 



60 Reports froui State Societies. 

Members Elected. 
October 3, 1900. 

610. Mrs. Laura A. Swinburne, New York, tenth from Edward Fuller, ninth 

from Samuel Fuller. 

November 7, 1900. 

611. Robert Haliam Thompson, Troy, ninth from William Brewster. 

612. Henry Hertel Truman, Orange, N. J., eighth from William Brewster. 

613. Francis Edward Doughty, M.D., New York, eighth from Richard Warren. 

614. Mrs. Frederic A. Lund, New York, ninth from Francis Cooke, eighth 

from John Cooke. 

615. Samuel Eugene Parker, Shelter Island, eighth from Francis Cooke. 

616. John Almy Tompkins. Baltimore. Md., seventh from John Alden. 

617. Mrs. Eliza Donohoe, San Rafael, Cal., eighth from William Bradford. 

618. Mrs. William Frederick King, New York, ninth from Edward Fuller, 

eighth from Samuel Fuller. 

619. Mrs. Henry Tilden Swan, New York, tenth from John Alden. 

620. Mrs. Charles D. Van Winkle, New York, ninth from William Brewster. 

621. Mrs. Sargeant Prentiss Stearns, Montreal, Canada, eighth from Richard 

Warren. 

November 21, 1900. 

622. Horace Edward Dickinson, New York, eighth from Richard Warren. 

623. Mrs. Howard L. Higgins, New York, eighth from Isaac Allerton. 

December 31, 1900. 

624. James Stranahan Burke, New York, eighth from John Howland. 

625. Mrs. Thomas Henry Whitney, New York, eighth from John Howland. 

626. Miss Martha Akin Taber, Pawling, ninth from Francis Cooke, eighth 

from John Cooke. 

627. Mrs. William Arthur Moore, Binghamton, eighth from Isaac Allerton. 

628. William G. Schauftier, Lakewood, N. J., eleventh from Stephen Hop- 

kins, tenth from Gyles Hopkins. 

629. Mrs. John Bennington Berry, Omaha, Neb., eighth from Isaac Allerton. 

630. Mrs. Adelaide Kenny, Batavia, ninth from Thomas Rogers. 

631. James Minor Lincoln, New York, tenth from Thomas Rogers. 

632. Mrs. Henry Talmadge, New York, ninth from Richard Warren. 

633. Ashbel Parmelee Fitch, Jr., New York, ninth from William Bradford. 

634. Fremont Nathan Jaynes, St. Paul. Minn., seventh from William Bradford. 

635. Mrs. Thomas Little, New York, ninth from William Bradford. 

636. Henry De Witt Hamilton, New York, eighth from Myles Standish. 

637. Mrs. Frederic Raymond LefTerts, New York, ninth from William Brewster. 

638. Frederic Raymond Lefferts, Jr., New York, tenth from William Brewster. 

639. William Gardner White, St. Paul, Minn., tenth from William White, 

ninth from Resolved White. 

640. Howard Carter Dickinson, BurTalo, tenth from William Brewster. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
November, 1900. 

6. Walter S. Allerton, eighth from Richard Warren. 
278. LeRoy D. Farnham, eighth from John Alden. 
332. Arnory T. Skerry, Jr., ninth from John Alden. 
482. Mrs. Spencer Kellogg, ninth from John Alden. 
501. Harry W. Skerry, ninth from John Alden. 
555. Miss Edna Bell, ninth from John Alden. 
583. Mrs. Charles H. Adams, seventh from Isaac Allerton. 
597. Charles Copeland, ninth from Myles Standish. 



Reports from State Societies. 61 

6jv Francis E. Doughty, M.D., eighth from Francis Cooke, seventh from 
John Cooke, ninth (three lines) from Francis Cooke, eighth (three 
lines) from John Cooke; ninth from Richard Warren. 

614. Mrs. Frederic A. Lund, tenth (three lines) from Francis Cooke, ninth 
(three lines) from John Cooke; tenth from Richard Warren, ninth 
from Richard Warren. 

December, 1900. 

626. Miss Martha A. Taber, ninth from John Alden ; tenth (two lines) from 

Francis Cooke, ninth (two lines) from John Cooke; ninth from 
Thomas Rogers; tenth (two lines) from Richard Warren, ninth 
from Richard Warren. 

627. Mrs. William A. Moore, ninth from William Brewster; eighth from 

Richard Warren. 
629. Mrs. John B. Berry, ninth from William Brewster; eighth from Richard 

Warren. 
636. Henry De W. Hamilton, eighth from John Alden. 



CONNECTICUT SOCIETY. 

The following officers were elected at the Annual Meeting held December 
21,1 900 : — 

Governor, Lyman Dennison Brewster. 

Deputy Governor, William Molthrop Stark. 

Captain, Rear Admiral Royal Bird Bradford. 

Elder, Rev. James Gibson Johnson, D.D. 

Secretary, Nathan Holt Smith. 

Treasurer, Gilbert Smith Raymond. 

Historian, Edwin Allston Hill. 

Assistants, William Molthrop Stark, Percy Coe Eggleston. Mrs. 

George D. Whittlesey, Mrs. Catherine A. Dudley 
Bramble, Mrs. John L. Branch, Miss Elizabeth M. 
Browne, Miss Helen M. Avery. 



Members Elected. 
December 17, 1900. 

217. Miss Edna Louise Richmond, Meriden, tenth from John How'.and. 

218. James Philip Hall, Hartford, eighth from Edward Doty. 

219. Mrs. Austin H. McGregor, Newark, N. J., eighth from William Bradford. 

December 21, 1900. 

220. Frank Montgomery Avery, New York, N. Y., tenth from William 

Brewster. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY. 

Officers elected November 22, 1900 : — 

Governor, Charlemagne Tower, Jr. 
Deputy Governor, Francis Oicott Allen. 

Captain, Charles A. Brinley. 

Secretary, George Champlin Mason. 

Treasurer, James Mauran Rhodes. 

Historian, Josiah Granville Leach. 

Surgeon, Charles Harrod Vinton, M.D. 



62 



Reports from State Societies. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 



Officers elected November 22, 1900: — 

Governor. Walter Morton Rowland. 

Deputy Governor, James Nevins Hyde. M.D. 

Captain, Isaac Burrows Snow. 

Elder, Rev. Charles Edward Cheney, D.D. 

Secretary, Mrs. Seymour Morris. 

Treasurer, Paul Blatchford. 

Historian, Victor Clifton Alderson. 

Surgeon, Harry Cushman Worthington, M.D. 

Assistants, Volney William Foster, Mrs. John R. Wilson, Miss 

Cornelia Gray Lunt, Mrs. Levi B. Doud, J. McGregor 
Adams, Martin Medbery Gridley, John Smith Sargent. 

Donations to the Library. 

V The Allerton Family,'" from Samuel Waters Allerton. 
44 The Dedham Historical Register," eleven numbers, from Mrs. Walter M. 
Howland. 

Member Elected. 
80. Edson Jesse Harkness, Chicago, eighth from Edward Doty. 



OHIO SOCIETY. 

The Third Annual Meeting was held at the residence of Mrs. Frank J. Jones, 
on Wednesday afternoon, November 21, 1900. The business meeting was 
followed by an interesting program of vocal and instrumental music and an 
informal reception. 

The following officers were elected : — 

Governor, Herbert Jenney. 

Deputy Governor, Mrs. Frank J. Jones. 

Captain, William Howard Doane. 

Elder, Rev. John Hugh Ely. 

Secretary, Miss Clara Chipman Newton. 

Treasurer, Henry Christopher Yergason. 

Historian, Mrs. James Hicks. 

Surgeon, Herman J. Groesbeck, M.D. 

Assistants, Mrs. Frank R. Ellis, Mrs. Henry M. Curtis, Mrs. George 

Hoadly, Jr., Edward A. Handy, Charles H. Newton, 

Charle's D. Jones. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

The Third Annual Meeting was called to order at the Hotel Raleigh, on 
Wednesday, November 21, 1900, but, on account of the banquet to be held 
that evening, was immediately adjourned to meet December eleventh. At 
the banquet addresses were made by the retiring governor, Mr. William 
Lowrey Marsh, and by Hon. John D. Long, Hon. H. Clay Evans and Mr. 
A. Howard Clark. 



Reports from State Societies. 63 

Oncers elected December 11, 1900: — 

Governor, Thomas Snell Hopkins. 

Deputy Governor, William Wallace Case. 

Captain, Frederick William Mitchell. 

Elder, Rev. John Louis Ewell, D.D. 

Secretary, Solomon Elmer Faunce. 

Treasurer, Jerome Fletcher Johnson. 

Historian, Algernon Aikin Aspinwall. 

Surgeon, George Lyman Fox, M.D. 

Assistants, William Lowrey Marsh, George Rochford Stetson, 

Harry Weston Van Dyke, Miss Hattie Lucinda 
Alden, Mrs. Preston Heath Bailhache, Mrs. Ellery 
Channing Ford, Edwin Allston Hill. 

Members Elected. 
October 27, 1900. 

95. Miss Catherine Reed Fifield, Janesville, Wis., eighth from Myles Stan- 

dish. 

96. Mrs. Helen Copeland Sherer, Janesville, Wis., eighth from Myles 

Standish. 

December 1 r, 1900. 

97. John Davis Long, Washington, eighth from Richard Warren. 

98. Harry Attwood Barrows, Berwyn, Md., ninth from John Alden. 

99. Ernest Wilder Bradford, Washington, seventh from William Bradford. 
100. Mrs. Marian E. F. H. Harmon, Oshkosh, Wis., eighth from William 

Bradford. 
ioi. Mrs. Charles L. Fifield, Janesville, Wis., eighth from Edward Doty. 

102. Miss Emma Brewster Smith, Washington, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

103. Mrs. Seth Shepard, Washington, eighth from William Brewster. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
October, 1900. 
62. Mrs. Solomon E. Faunce, eighth from John Alden. 

November, 1900. 
42. Solomon E. Faunce, eighth from Francis Cooke ; eighth from Stephen 

Hopkins. 
62. Mrs. Solomon E. Faunce, eighth from Francis Cooke : seventh from 
Edward Doty; eighth from Stephen Hopkins; eighth from John 
Howland. 
December, 1900. 
5- Thomas S. Hopkins, eighth from William Brewster. 
6. Sherburne G. Hopkins, ninth from William Brewster. 

28. Joseph E. Bradford, eighth from John Alden: eighth from William 

Brewster; eighth from Thomas Rogers; eighth from Richard Warren. 

29. Mrs. William D. Slaughter, eighth from William Bradford ; ninth from 

Francis Cooke ; ninth from Stephen Hopkins ; ninth from Thomas 
Rogers; ninth from Henry Samson; ninth from George Soule ; ninth 
from Myles Standish ; eleventh from Richard Warren. 

5*. Mrs. Preston H. Bailhache, eighth from William Brewster. 

56, Miss Jessie E. Hopkins, ninth from William Brewster. 

62. Mrs. Solomon E. Faunce, eighth from Peter Brown. 

6 4- Mrs. Charles F. Nesbit, seventh from John Howland. 

65. Mrs. Ellery C. Ford, sixth from John Howland. 

79- Mrs, George A. Haskell, ninth from John Howland. 

92. Miss Ann M. Sears, seventh from Richard W T arren. 



64 Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 

PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES. 
Notes. 

The Mayflower Genealogies. The delay in issuing this number of 
the Mayflower Descendant has been due to an effort to complete three 
generations of the Warren family, in accordance with previous announcements ; 
but the Editor has found it impossible to do this without more assistance than 
the Colonial Research Fund can at present provide, and has returned to his 
original plan, departed from because of urgent requests from subscribers to 
begin publishing the Mayflower Genealogies. This plan is best illustrated 
by the first generation of " Richard Warren and His Descendants," given in 
this number. The second generation will be given in the April, July and 
October numbers, and will be treated in the same exhaustive manner. 

44 Francis Cooke and His Descendants" will begin in April, and we expect 
to begin at least one family in each succeeding number, the order in which 
they are taken up being decided by the amount of data obtained. 

Book Notes. 

Plymouth County Marriages, 1 692-1 746, Literally transcribed from the first 
volume of the Records of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and from an 
unnumbered volume and volume one of the Records of the Court of General 
Sessions of the Peace, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Reprinted from 
volumes one and two of the "Genealogical Advertiser, " 1S98-1899. Cam- 
bridge, Mass. Lucy Hall Greenlaw, Publisher. 1900. 8vo. pp. 48. Price, 
50 cents. 

Too much cannot be said in praise of the printing of such accurate and 
painstaking copies of original records as are here given. On the other hand 
such a careless method of copying as is seen in a book recently issued pur- 
porting to cover the same ground can inspire nothing but condemnation. So 
long as the quantity of unpublished vital records of colonial times remains 
so extensive, it is unfortunate that proper historical methods are discouraged 
by a vastly inferior pen. 

The publisher's excuse for not furnishing an index is hardly sufficient. 
Even a rather poor index is slightly better than none at all. 

Historic Duxbury in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. By Laurence 
Bradford. 1900. 8vo. pp. 128. Price, $1.00. For sale by the author at 
Duxbury, Mass. 

This attractively printed book was intended rather for the summer visitor 
than for the historical and genealogical student, but it contains much 01 in- 
terest to the latter class, especially the list of the gravestones in the old ceme- 
tery at South Duxbury. There are also chapters on Captain Myles Standish, 
Elder William Brewster and John Alden, and on shipbuilding, once a promi- 
nent industry of Duxbury, old houses and other matters of interest. There 
are numerous pleasing illustrations. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR APRIL, i90U 

John Alden's Deposition. 

Francis Cooke and His Descendants. 

Phineas Pratt of Plymouth and Charlestown. 

Lieut. Joseph Rogers' Will and Inventory. 

Richard Warren and His Descendants (continued). 



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T*he Mayflower 

Descendant 

Vol. III. APRIL, 1901. No. 2. 



JOHN FREEMAN'S EXCHANGE OF LAND WITH 
HANNAH MAYO. —~ 

The deed which is the subject of the frontispiece of this 
number is in the possession of Judge Henry Varnum Freeman, 
of Chicago, Illinois. The illustration is reduced from a half- 
tone facsimile presented to the Massachusetts Society by Mr. 
Seymour Morris, also of Chicago. 

This deed is of especial interest because it has the signatures 
of two governors of Plymouth Colony in addition to those of 
the parties to the exchange. Thomas Prence, who was gov- 
ernor at the time the deed was made, had, by his first wife, 
Patience 2 Brewster (William 1 ), two daughters, Mercy, who 
married John Freeman, and Hannah, who married Nathaniel 
Mayo. Thomas Hinckley was a governor's assistant at the 
date of the deed and was chosen governor in 16S1. 



Know all men by these psents that I John freeman of Easham 
in the Jurisdiction of New . Plimouth . with the consent and 
approbation of the overseers of my Brother . Nathaneell . Mayos 
last will .have now absolut(ly) exchanged with my Sister. Han- 
nah . Mayo . a parcell of upland which my father Thomas Prence. 
gave mee . lying betweene keskocagonsutt and M r John Dones 
feild by the Cove side as it is Recorded in the Towne . booke : 
be itt ten acres more or lesse : for another parsell of upland 
belonging to my sister Hannah Mayo . arid her . children : which 
lyeth within my owne land at Namscakett be itt ten acres more 
or lesse : in leiw of which : I say I have absolutely . and for 
ever . exchangd the ibovesaid ten acres lying at the Cove side. 

65 



66 John Freeman s Exchange of Land with Hannah Mayo. 

by kescakegonsett : with all and singular the appurtenances 
thereunto belonging to have and to hold to her and her.heires 
for ever: to there owne prope(r) use and behooffe : alwayes 
provided that I and mine peaceably possesse and enioy the 
forementioned ten acres of upland at Namscakett witho(ut) 
molestation from her . the said Hannah Mayo: or any of her 
(worn) any other by or from . her or them : In wittnesse of the 
abovesaid exchang of lands ; according to the premisses men- 
tioned : wee the said John freeman : and Hannah . Mayo : have 
hereunto enterchangeably sett our hands and Seales : this five. 
and Twentieth . of March . Anno Domino 1663 : 
Signd & sealed In the presence of us. 

Tho : Prence John ffreeman (seal) 

William Walker the Marke H of. hania Mayo (seal) 

These may sertifi any to whome this shall Com, that wee 
Thomas Mayo and Nathaniell Mayo the suns of Nathan Mayo 
desesed doe by this present acknoledge the above writen Ex- 
change betwixt oure mother Hana Mayo and mister John ffre- 
man senior to be oure act and deed and whareas we are now 
arived at full age to Inherit oure father Nathaniell Mayo his 
Landes and the abovenamd ten Akers of Land Lieng at 
nameskekk being falen to us by mutuall agreement with oure 
Brother samuell Mayo we doe by this presence for oure sellfs 
oure heirs and administrators for Ever Ratifi and Conferme 
that above written Exchange betwene oure mother Hanah 
mayo and M r John ffreeman senior as done by oure sellfes as 
witnes oure handes and sells this 2S ffebe 1678 
Testis 

Jonathan Sparrow Thomas mayo (seal) 

Stephin peaige Nathaniel mayo (seal) 

[Written on the margin] «• 

The wthin mentioned Tho 3 mayo and Nathan el mayo appeared 
this 7 th of January 1679 & acknowledged these p s nts whereto 
their hands & seales are put to be theire act & deed as also y e 
wthin named Samuell Mayo their brother appeared wth them 
and ratified the same by acknowledging his consent thereunto 
before me 

Tho s Hinckley Assist. 



Lieutenant Joseph Rogers Will and Inventory. 6j 



LIEUTENANT JOSEPH ROGERS' WILL AND 
INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from (he Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Lieutenant Joseph Rogers died at Eastham, between the day 
his will was made, Wednesday, 2/12 January, 1677/8, and the 
day his inventory was taken, Tuesday, 15/25 January, 1677/8. 
From the depositions of Jonathan Sparrow and Samuel Berry, 
taken the day the- will was probated, it is evident that' he lived 
"some few" days after making his will. 

His oldest surviving son, Thomas, who was named in the will 
as executor, and his youngest son, James, both died within a 
few months, and on 30 October 9 November, 1678, Captain 
Jonathan Sparrow and the only remaining son, John Rogers, 
were appointed administrators to complete the settlement of the 
estate. 

[Plym. Col. Wills, Vol. Ill, Pt. II, pp. 103-105] 
[p. 103] I Joseph Rogers seni r : of Eastham of Good under- 
standing and prfect memory being weake in body ; and not 
knowing the the day of my departure out of this life, doe 
thinke meet to Leave this as my Last will and Testament 

Imp r : I Comend my soule to God that Gave it ; whoe is my 
God, and father in Jesus Christ, and my body to the earth by 
decent buriall ; 

firstly And Concerning my temporail estate that God hath 
posessed me off ; I doe make my son Thomas Rogers whole and 
sole executor which I will should be disposed of as followeth ; 

Imp r I doe Give unto my Loveing son James Rogers and 
his heires Lawfully begotten of his body : or the next of kinn; 
my house and housing and Land withrffences or the like appur- 
tenances, that I now dwell in and Improve adjoyning to my 
house be it more or lesse ; as it is Recorded & bounded on the 
Towne book, I say I doe Give it to him and to his heires Law- 
fully begotten of his body forever or the Next kinred ; 

Item I doe give To my sonnes John and James Rogers all 



6$ Lieutenant Joseph Rogers Will and Inventory. 

my meddow Ground that I bought of the Indians ffrancis and 
Josiah, Lying att Pottammacutt and therabouts ; I say I doe 
give and will it to them and theire heires forever equally to be 
devided 

Item I doe Give to my sonnes Thomas and John Rogers and 
theire heires all my meddow and sedge lying on the otherside 
of the Cove, on keeskagansett syde ; I say I doe Give it to them 
and theire heires Lawfully begotten of theire bodys forever ; 

I doe Give to my Daughter Elizabeth higgens the wife of 
Jonathan higgens six acrees of Land lying Neare the Barly 
neck, by a swamp Called Ceader swamp; as it is Recorded and 
bounded in the Towne book, I say I Give this six acrees To 
her and her heires of her body for ever ; shee nor they shall 
not sell hier farm it out, directly nor Indirectly to any p r son 
whatsoever, except in Case of Removall it shalbe lawfull for my 
sonnes or theire heires to buy or purchase it ; 

Item I Give to Benjah higgens my Grandchild on Condition 
hee live with mee untill I die ; I say I Give to him and his 
heires, one third p r te of all my upland and meddow att Paomett, 
purchased and unpurchased 

Item It is my will That the Remainder of my lands or 
marshes, both att the barly necke, Pochett Hand Paomett Bil- 
lingsgate or elswher purchased or unpurchased not disposed of 
pnicularly in my will ; I say it is my will that all those lands be 
equally devided betwixt my three sonnes Thomas John and 
James Rogers ; and the heires lawfully of theire bodyes for 
ever ; Noteing that my son Thomas his twenty acrees of upland 
that alreddy hee hath in the barly necke be p r te of his devision 
of my land in the barly Necke ; 

Item I doe Give unto my daughter hannah Rogers, if shee 
be not disposed of in Marriage before my decease, and my wifes 
decease, then I say I doe Give to her my bed and beding with 
all the furniture therto belonging or that shall belonge therto 
att our decease ; 

Alsoe it is my will that shee shall have her Choise of one 
Cow before my Cattle be distributed, and the use of three 
acrees of Tillage Ground ; ffenced in, with the arable Ground 
of her bretheren in the barlv necke if shee desirs, it soe longe 
as shee lives unmarryed ; 



Lieutenant Joseph Rogers Will and Inventory. 69 

Item it is my will that Benjah higgens shall have one of my 
Cowes after mine and my wifes decease 

Item it is my will Concerning my Loveing wife hannah 
Rogers that shee live in My house as longe as shee lives, and 
shalbe Comfortably maintained by my stocke and to have the 
use of all my houshold stuffe, That shee Needs as longe as 
shee lives for her Comfort and that none of my houshold furni- 
ture or stocke be disposed of, as longe as shee lives, save onely 
hannahs Cowe 

[p. 104] Item I will that ten shillings of my estate be disposed 
off for the use of the Church of Christ in Eastham as shalbe 
Judged most Nessesarie 

Item I will that the Remainder of my Stocke estate houshold 
furniture that my wife shall Leave att her decease Not disposed 
of in my will before written ; be equally devided between all 
my Children ; and Benjah higgens to have an equall share with 
each of them ; This is my Last will and Testament as witnes 
my hand and seale this 2 cond of January 1677, 
Witnes Joseph Rogers and A seale 

Signed and sealed in 
the p r sence of us 
Willam Twining 

John Banges made oath to this Will att the Court holden att 
Plymouth the 5 th of March Ann Dom 1677 :/$ 

An Inventory of the estate of Leift : Joseph Rogers of East- 
ham Lately deceased exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth 
the fift of March i6|-| on the oath of Thomas Rogers of 
Eastham 

Item To Clothing 07 10 07 

Item to Armes Amunition 01 16 00 

Item one bed and furniture 05 04 00 

Item To Table linnine and linine Cloth 01 06 06 

Item to Cattle of all sorts 20 18 00 
Item To one bed and beding and bedsteds Tables Chests ") 

pewter and brasse and Iron and bookes and other >• 14 12 10 

Lumber in the house and yarne and max ) 

Item 2 Canooes 01 10 00 

Item to Corne of all sorts 03 12 00 

The totall is fifty six pound 9 shillinges eleven pence 56 09 n 



70 Lieutenant Joseph Rogers Will and Inventory. 

These goods and Chatties were aprised according to our best 
Judgment by us the 15 th of January 1677 

Jonathan Sparrow Daniell Done 

These Testimonies following were appointed by the Court 
held att Plymouth the fift of March 167778 to be heer entered 

I Jonathan Sparrow being desired by Thomas Rogers for to 
give in some Testimony of words which ; Leiftenant Rogers 
declared to mee some few dayes before his death ; the words 
are as followeth ; hee desired mee to beare witnes that hee did 
give unto Beriah higgens his best suite of Apparrell because 
hee had lived with him a Great while ; and hee had promised 
him for to buy him a suite of Clothes ; & and did alsoe declare 
that it was his will that Beriah higgens should have the bed, 
that his daughter hannah did lye upon, and a blankett or two ; 
hee further told mee that hee did Intend for to have put it in 
his will, but had forgott it ; I told him that if it was his will 
that it should be soe ; hee were best, for to enter it in his will 
before the p r sons that were witnesses to his will hee told mee 
that his will was att M r Treates and hee was loth to trouble 
him for to Come up to him, soe soone ; being hee had bine 
there soe lately ; But hee further told mee that if it pleased God 
for to Give him an oppertunity hee would enter it in his will ; 
but if hee had not an oppertunity; I should see that the thinge 
was don ; for hee had tould his Children of it ; 

The Testimony of Samuell Berry aged 22 yeers or therabouts 
I being att the house of Leift : Joseph Rogers one evening 
some few * dayes before hee died ; I heard the above said 
Rogers say [p. 105] That hee Intended to buy Beriah higgens a 
Cloth Coate and because hee had not done it, Beriah higgens 
should have his best Cloth suite att his decease and a bed 
which hannah lay on ; and a blankett or two ; and I heard the 
above said Rogers say, That this was his will That Beriah 
should have these things above mensioned ; and that hee In- 
tended to have put them Into his Will ; but they sliped his 
Memory ; and if hee Lived to have oppertunity, hee would put 
them into his will ; and if hee had not oppertunity, hee disred 
Capt : Sparrow that hee should see that Beriah had them ; 

•" three " was written first, but crossed out. 



Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 71 

[Plym. Col. Court Orders, V: 194; 30 October, 1678] 

Wheras Thomas Rogers of Eastham Adminnestrator to the 
estate of Leift Rogers his father deceased Ended his life before 
his said Adminnestration was Compleated ; This Court Im- 
powers Capt : Sparrow and John Rogers to Compleate and 
finally end the said Adminnestration 



BARNSTABLE, MASS-, VITAL RECORDS. 

( Continued from page J-/.) 

[Vol. I, p. 397] Sarah Bodfish y e Daughter of Joseph Eodfish Born 

20 Feb 
Joseph Bodfish Ju r & Thankful Blish Married by M r Basset 1 1 octo r 

1712 
Their Daughter Elizabeth born 6 Sep' 1 7 13 
Their Daughter Hannah born iS of July 17 16 
Their Daughter Mary born 17 of June 17 19 
Their son Joseph born 8 March 1722 
Their Daughter Thankful born In June 1724 
Benjamin Bodfish & Lydia Crocker Married 10 of Nov* 1709 
Their son Sylvanus born y e 2 nd of September 1710 
his Daughter Hannah born 12 of February 17 12 
his Daughter Thankful born 19 of February 1714 
his Son Solomon born 20 March 17 16 
his Son Joseph 16 of April 17 18 
his Son Benjamin born y e iS th of March 1720 
his Son Jonathan born y e 10 of August 1727 
Benjamin Berse and Sarah Cob Were Married 4 of Feb 1701/2 pr Maj : 

Gorham 
Their Daughter Martha born 9 of Nov 1702 
Augustine Berse born y e 3 d of June 1 704 
Elizabeth born y e 3 rd of May 1 707 
Joseph Born y e 30 Octo r 170S 
Benjamin y« 26 of March 17 10 
Jesse born 22 of Octo r 17 12 
Priscilla Born 5 of June 17 13 
David born 17 of March 17 16 
Peter born 15 of Octo r 1718 
Samuel bom December 9 th 1720 
Sarah July 5 th 1722 
Thankful Feb 1 " 4 th 1724 
Ebenezer Berse & Elizabeth Cob Married 25 of Nov 1708 pr Justice 

Gorham 
his Daughter Bethiah born 6 of August 1709 
his Son Samuel y e 26 of Feb 1 7 1 1 



J 2 Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 

his Wife Died y e 15 of July 171 1 

by his Second Wife 

Elizabeth born March 22 17 14 

Abigail Nov* 22 17 15 

Ebenezer March 1 171 7 

Daniel July 17 1720 

Stephen Octo r i st 1721 

Rebecca June 3 1725 

Nathaniel Bacon Ju r & patience Parker Married 

Their Son Benjamin born y e 12 of January 171 1 

Jabez Born April 3 17 14 

Daniel Born March 17 1717 by his Second Wife Anna Annable 

y r son John Born May 21 1722 

Mercy born March 23 1724 

[P- 39^] The Records of Nathaniel Bakers Children 

Benney Baker his Son Born August 15 1705 6c Deceased June 5 th 1706 

Mercy Baker Born Feb 4 1 706 

Sarah Baker Born Octo {illegible) 1708 & Died 19 of Nov 1708 

his Son Nathaniel Baker born 15 December 1709 

his Son Nicholas born 6 of Nov 1711 

his Daughter Sarah born Nov 2 1713 

his Daughter Thankful born 2S March 17 15 

his Son Benney born 28 Sept r 1716 

his Daughter Elizabeth born 9 of March 1718 

his Wife Mercy Baker Deceas d 9 of March 17 18 

John Berse & Elinor Lewes Married 15 of November 1711 pr Justice 

Go r ham 
his Daughter Lydia born 28 Feb 17 12 
M rs Grace Baker Deceas' 1 y e 22 January 1696/7 
John Baker and Annah Anable Married y e 14 of Octo r 1696 by Just: 

Lothrop 
Their Daughter Annah born y* 8 of Sep 1697 
Their Daughter Mercy y e iS of Aug : 1699 
Their son John born y e 14 of June 1701 
Rebeckah Baker Sept r 8 1 704 
:Sam n 7 th of Sept r 1706 

•his Daughter Mary born 25 th of March 17 10 
iris Daughter Mehitable 7 th of May 17 12 
Abigail y e first of Feb 17 13/4 
Their Son John Baker born Decem r 1 17 16 
Hannah March 24 17 18 

Thomas Bum pas & Phebe Lovel were Married Nov 1679 
Their Daughter Hannah born 28 of July 1680 
Their Daughter Jean Born Decern 1 " 1681 
Mary born April 1683 
Their Son Sam 11 January 1685 
& Thomas born May 1687 
Their Daughter Sarah Born Jan^ 168S 
Elizabeth Born January 1690 






. 






Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 73 

Abigail born Octo r 1693 

his Son Benjamin Born 27 of March 1703 

[p. 399] The births of y e Children of Henry Cob 
his son John Born at Plymoth 7 of June 1632 
his son James born at Plymoth 14 of January 1634 
his Daughter Mary born at Situate 24 of March 1637 
his Daughter Hannah born at Situate 5 Octo r 1639 

at Barnstable 
his Daughter Patience born About 15 of March 1641 
his Son Gershom born About 10 January 1644 
his Son Eleazer born About 30 March 164S 
patience his Wife buried 4 of May 1648 
Henry Cob & Sarah Hinkley Married 12 of Decern : 1649 
his Daughter Mehitable born 1 Sep 165 1 & buried 8 th of March 1652 
his Son Samuel born 12 October 1654 & Died 7 of December 1727 Et : 

74- 

his Daughter Sarah born 15 January 165S & buried 25 January 1658 

his Son Jonathan born 10 of April 1660 

his Daughter Sarah born 10 of March 1662/3 

his Son Henry born 3 of Sept : 1665 

his Daughter Mehitable 15 Feb : 1667 

his Daughter Experience ii Sept 167 1 

James Cob & Sarah Lewes Marrved 26 of December 1663 

Mary his Daughter born 26 ofNovem 1664 

his Daughter Sarah born 26 of January 1666 

his Daughter Patience born 12 of January 1668 

his Daughter Hannah 28 of March 167 1 

his Son James born 8 of July 1673 

his Son Gershom born y e Last of August 1675 

his Son John born y e 20 of Decern : 1677 

his Daughter Elizabeth born y e 6 th of Octo r 16S0 

his Daughter Martha born 6 of February 16S2 

his Daughter Mercy born y e 9 of April 1685 

his Daughter Thankful born y e 10 of June 1687. 

Samuel Cob & Elizabeth Married 20 of Decern 1 " 16S0 

Sarah y r Daughter born 20 of August 1681 

Their Son Thomas y e 1 of June 1683 

Elizabeth born In Novem 1685 

Henry 17 of Feb 1687 

Samuel & Mehitable twins born 10 Sep* 169 1 

Experience y e 8 th of June 1692 

Jonathan 25 of Decern 1, 1694 

Eleazer 14 of January 1696 

Lydia 8 December 1699 

Henry Cob & Lois Hallet Married 10 of April 1690 pr Justice Thacher 

their Son Gideon born 11 of April 169 1 

their Daughter Eunice 18 th of Sep : 1693 

their Daughter Lois y e 2 of March 1696 

( To be continued.) 



74 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES. 

{Continued from Vol. II, p. 2/1.) 

[Vol. I, fol. 32] Thomas Hamptons will & Inventory 

The last will and testament of Thomas Hampton of Sand- 
wich made the xxi th day of March 1637 then in prfect mem- 
ory & exercise of his sences. 

Inprimis I give unto m r Leverich of Sandwitch my goate & kid 
or kidds \v ch I left in the hands of Georg Galloway of Saugust 
Itm I give to m ns Leverich his wyfe a bras morter and pestiil. 
Itm I give to Thomas Shillingworth my lotts in Sandwich Itm 
I give to Thomas Tupper Peter Gaunt Richard Kirby and 
Thomas Shellingworth the residue of my estate to be devided 
amongst them by equall porcons excepting xx s in the hands of 
Willm Harlowe and a couple of piggs devideable betweene him 
and my self \v ch I likewise bequeath unto him. The residue of 
my estate is as followeth. ffirst a lott of three acres and an 
half lying in Saugust (alias) Lynne Itm a trunck w th bookes & 
wollen and linnen cloathes in it. Itm a chest \v th cloathes in it. 
Itm my bedding Itm two smale barrells w th five bushells of 
Corne welineigh being in the hands of m r ffreeman, Itm one 
bushell of Corne being in the hands of Thomas Tupper Itm one 
bushell of meale being in the hands of Willm Hurst Itm three 
dayes worke in planting tyme or els vij s vj d to be allowed by 
Georg Cole and Willm Hurst Itm one fouleing peece, and one 
peece for service one double Pistoll Itm one sword & belt two Iron 
Potts one frying pan 1 pair of gridirons 1 paire of pott hookes 
I shovell 1 spade 1 pick axe 1 mattock 1 new hoe & other old 
ones one sawe, chissells & many other iron tooles &c Itm two 
hatts, Itm one leather bottle. Itm all my pouder and shott 
Itm all other debts as follow Inprims x s vj d in the hands of 
Richard Beckly Itm v s in the hands of m r Dillingam Itm x s or 
there abouts due to mee from John Kirman Itm a fortnights 
worke due from Andrew now workeing w th m r Lev r ich Itm ix s 
due from Edward Morrell Itm I doe appoynt The said Thomas 
Tupper Peter Gaunt Richard Kirby and Thomas Shellingworth 
to be the lawfull Execut r of this my will & testament, and 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 75 

therefore doe desire them to discharge such debts as I owe to 
others w ch are as followeth Inprimis to m r ffosbrook 6.3 d 
Itm to the goatekeepr of Saugust amatter of i3 d or 2 s Itm to 
John Wing 2 s 8 d Itm to m r ffreeman for thinges sent for to 
Plymouth for my use in his name 4 s or 5 s Itm i n of butter 
to m r ffreeman Itm to Georg Ruchman about ij s 
Witnesss. Subscribed by me 

\V m Leverich Thomas Hampton 

Peter Gaunt 
William Harlowe 

William Harlowe was deposed to this will & Inventory in open 
Court the fourth of Septemb r 1638. m r Willm Leverich was 
deposed to this Will and inventory in open Court the fift of 
March 1638 

[fol. 33] The last will and Testament of Peter Worden of 
Yarmouth the elder Deceased proved at the gen r all Court held 
at Plymouth the fift day of March in the xiiij th yeare of the 
Raigne of our Sov r aigne Lord Charles King of England &c 
1638 by the oathes of m r Nicholas Sympkins Heugh Tillie & 
Giles Hopkins, as followeth viz t 

Be it knowne unto all men to whom this doth or may concerne 
That I Peter Worden of Yarmouth in New England in Ply- 
mouth Patten being very sick in this yeare of our Lord 1638 
and on the ninth day of ffebruary do make my last will to 
testyfy unto all that I Peter Worden doe give and bequeath 
unto Peter Worden my onely sonne & sonn & heire and in the 
presence of Nicholas Sympkins Hugh Tillie & Giles Hopkins I 
do make him my whole Execut r to whom I doe give all my 
lands Leases Tennements w th goods moveable and unmoveable 
in the Towne of Clayton in the County of Lankester likewise I 
doe give unto Peter my sonne all my goods w ch I have at this 
p r sent in New England My will is my sonne is to give John 
Lewis one Nate Goate also my will is my sonn is to give my 
Grandchild such money as is due for the keepeing of Goates 
and Calves untill this day and that my sonn is w th the money 
to buy John a Kid or dispose it otherwaies for his use also one 
bed or boulster three blanketts also my sonn is to have the 
tuition of my grandchild untill he be at the age of one and 



76 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

twenty yeares of age also my will is he shall fynd him with 
meate drinke and cloathes and at the three last yeares of the 
xxj tie years also to have fourty shillings the year after & above 
for to add to his stock w th a sowe pigg when the sowe piggs 
In witnesse we present set our hands 

Peter (his seale) Worden Nicholas Simpkins 

Hugh Tilly \\ marke 
Giles Hopkins C 
m r Nicholas Sympkins Heugh Tilly and Giles Hopkins weer 
all deposed (in open Court) to this will the lift day of march 
1638 xiiij to Caroli Rs 
See Court ord rs P 194 

[fol. 34] Thorn Pryor of Scituate Will & Inventory 
The last Will & Testament of Thomas Pryor late of the Plan- 
tacon of Scituate in New England Deceased made the xxi th Dav 
of June 1639 m P r sence of these whose names are underwritten 
Inp r s I will and bequeath my lands & goods in New England 
my debts being payd as followeth Itm I give unto my two 
sonnes in old England Samuell & Thomas unto eich of them 
twelve pence apeece Itm I give unto my two Daughters in old 
England twelve pence apeece to Elizabeth xii d & to mary xii d 
more I give unto my sonn Samuell if he come into New Ens:- 
land five pounds I give unto my sonn Joseph five pounds Item 
I give unto the Pastor of Scituate tenn shillings the rest of my 
lands and goods not yet given and bequeathed I will unto my 
sonn John and my sonn Daniell to be equally Devided betweene 
them and I ordai-ne and appoynt my sonn John sole Executor 
of this my last will & testament, and I do appoynt my wel- 
beloved in Christ m r Tymothy Hatherly whom I do entreat to 
be overseer of this my will. 
Witnesse hereunto 
John Winter 
Joseph Tilden 
Willm Crocker 
Georg Kennerick 

Georg Kennerick and Willm Crocker were deposed that this is 
the last Will and testament of the said Thorn Pryor Deceased 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



77 



at the gen r all Court held the 3 d March in the xv th yeare of his 
Ma ties now raigne of England &c Anno Dm 1639 

Crt ord r * 224 m r Willm Bradford Gov r 

An Inventory of the goods and chattells of Thomas Pryor late 
of Scituate Deceased taken and praised by us whose names are 
underwritten this xxviii th of Septemb r Anno Dm 1639. 

It s 
Inprimis his purse gerdle and money therein 00 . oS . 00 

It his weareing apparell Iinnen & Wollen 03 . oS . 00 

It 3 paire & 1 od sheete 1 table cloth & 4 napkins 02 . 00 . 00 

It an Joyned chest 00 . 1 2 . 00 

It 2 boarded Chests 00 . 08 . 00 

It 6 peecs of pewter 00 . 1 1 .00 

It 1 bras pott 1 bras scapnet 2 bras kettles & 1 bras ladle 02 . 00 . 00 
It 1 paire of pot hangers 1 fire forke 1 fire pann 1 grid- ) 

iron 1 paire of pot hookes & 2 spitts ) 

It 2 smale beere vessells 1 paile 1 wodden kane 2 stone ) 

bottells 1 earthen warmeing pann ) 

It leather bottle 1 earthen pann & 3 dishes & spoones co 

It ii dry hogsheads 2 dry barrells 2 dry firkins 6c 2 old pecks 00 
It 1 great bible 1 old smale bible & 5 other bookes 
It iii old Cushions 

In the Chamber 
It 1 flock bed 1 flock boulster 1 feather pillow & 2 blanketts 
It z bushells & a half of Come 



00 . 1 6 . 00 



00 . oS . 00 



03 .06 
oS . 00 



It 2 old sacks and 4 bags 
It 2 shovells 1 spade 4 hoes 

iron rake 3 pitchforks 

workeing tooles 
It ii goates 
It i sowe pigg 



01 
00 

01 
01 
00 



10 
02 



10 



00 
00 



00 

15 . 00 
06 . 00 



This Inventory was exhibited by John 
Pryor & deposed unto by him at the 
gen r all Court the third of March xv t0 
Carolo Re nunc Aug* &c 1639. 

C ri Ord rs 224 



3 axes 2 hatchets ii bills 1 "^ 

3 persers & other smale > ot.i3.oo 

04 . 00 . 00 
00 . 10 . 00 
11 . 1 9 . 00 
10 . oS . 06 
Sum total 22 . 07 . 06 

Thomas Chambers 
John williams 
w m Hatch 



The last Will Nuncupative of Daniell Stanleck of Scituate 
deceased. 

Daniell Stanleck of Scituate deprting this life in May 1638 
declared his last will and testament in the p r sence of Thomas 



jS Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

Ricard and William Crocker in these wordes following or to the 
same effect viz* That all my worldly estate that God hath 
given me I give unto my wyfe except two Ewe-goats w ch I give 
unto my two children & that my wyfe shall keepe them for my 
children & they to have the encrease of the females but my 
wyfe to have the males towards the mayntenance of my chil- 
dren whilst they are w th her 

Thomas Ricard & Willm Crocker were deposed to the above 
written Will in the open Court held the third of march in the 
xv th yeare of his ma ties now raigne of England &c 1639 
vid C rt Ord rs 224 m r w m Bradford Gov r 

(To be continued.} 



PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS, 

{Continued from page jr.) 

[Vol. II, Pt. I, p. 61] 1653 Bradford Governor 

June the 8 th 1653 
Know all men by these p r sents that I ralph Partrich of Dux- 
burrow have sold and by these p r sents Doe sell to John russell 
of the towne of Marshfeild six acres of mershland more or lesse 
lying in the said towne of Marshfeild ; the one end therof 
abutteth to the land of robert Carver toward the north and the 
other end is adiacent to the land of James Lendall Deceased 
with ten acres of upland more or lesse adioyning to the said 
mershland to him and to his heires for ever for and in the con- 
sideracon of the summe of nineteene pounds ; wherof the 
summe of nine pounds and ten shillings is allreddy paied ; the 
other nine pounds and ten shillings is to bee paied in corn or 
cattle on the 29 th Day of September next ensueing the Date 
heerof att the now Dwelling house of the said ralph Partrich ; 
In Wittnesse wherof I have sett to my hand the Day and yeare 
above written ; 

Ralph Partrich 
Memorand; The 24^ of July 1653 

That Captaine Thomas Willett Doth acknowlidg that for and in 
consideracon of the summe of seaven pounds to him in hand 















. 












Plymouth Colony Deeds. 79 

payed by Jacob Cooke of Plymouth planter That hee hath 
freely and absolutly barganed allianated and sold a certaine 
prceil of upland meddovv being twelve acres bee it more or lesse 
Iving and being att Joaneses river; att the meddow called the 
north meddovv by Joaneses river to run from woodstde to 
vvoodside ; To have and to hold the said twelve acres of meddow 
bee it more or lesse unto the said Jacob Cooke his heires and 
assignes for ever; the said p r mises with all and singulare the 
appurtenances therunto belonging to appertaine unto the onely 
proper use and behoofe of him the said Jacob Cook his heires 
and assignes for ever 

This sale was acknowlidged before 
M r Bradford Gov* 

[p. 63] 1653 Bradford Gov 

A Deed appointed to bee recorded 
To all people to whom these p r sents shall come John Damen of 
Scittuate in the goverment of New Plymouth in New England 
sendeth Greet ; 

Know yea that I the aforsaid John Damen for and in consider- 
acon off nineteen pounds of currant New England pay to mee 
in hand paied by Isacke Chittenden of Scittuate in the corpo- 
racon or goverment of New Plymouth in New England wher- 
with I the aforsaid John Damen Doe acknowlidge my selfe 
sufficiently Satisfyed contented and fully paied ; And therof 
and of every prte and prceil therof Doe exownerate acquite and 
Discharg the aforsaid Isacke Chitenden hee his heires executors 
adminestrators and assignes for ever; And by these p r sents 
have freely and absolutly barganed and sold enfeofed and con- 
feirmed and by these p r sents Doe bargan and sell enfeofe and 
confeirm from mee the aforsaid John Damen and my heires to 
him the said Isack Chittenden and his heirs and assignes for- 
ever a house and land being bounded as followeth to the East 
Joyning to the hieway to the north to the west lott commonly 
called the meeting house lott ; westward to the common south- 
ward to the land of Isacke Chittenden ; Thise land being by 
estemation six acres bee it more or lesse together with the mersh 
J lying Eastward before the upland bounded to the north to the 
mersh of Ann Vinall Eastward to the mayne creeke that runeth 



So Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

up to the land commonly called greenfeild southward Joyning 
to the mersh of Isack Chittenden westward Joyning to the 
hieway; which land both upland and mersh was formerly the 
land of Thomas Chittenden which was the land of Isack wells 
which was the land of Gorg Lewis together with the Dwelling 
house and the outhouses together with a certaine prcell of up- 
land att the west end of the lott which was given to mee the 
aforsaid John Damen by the freemen of the towne of Scittuate 
being within the bound before specifyed ; which house and land 
and mersh together with all and singulare the appurtenances 
and privilidges belonging therunto or any way appertaining 
to all or any prte or prcell therof and all my said right and title 
and enterest to all the said p r mises or any prte or prcell therof; 
To have and to hold the aforsaid Dwelling house and upland and 
mersh with the outhouses and appurtenances and privilidges 
unto the aforsaid Isacke Chittenden hee his heires and assignes 
for ever; To bee holden as of the mannor of East greenwich in 
the countey of Kent in free and common Sockage and not in 
capetie nor by knights service by the rents and services therof 
and therby Due and of right accustumed ; and with warrantice 
against all people whatsoever from by or under mee the said 
John Damen or by my right or title claiming any right or title 
or enterest of or in any prte or prcell of the said p r mises Alsoe 
I the aforsaid John Damen Doe alsoe further promise and 
graunt that It shall and may bee lawfull to and for the aforsaid 
Isacke Chittenden either by himselfe or his attorney to record 
or enrowle or cause to bee recorded or enrowled the said house 
and land in the court att New Plymouth or in any other place 
in that case provided before the gov r for the time being or any 
other assistant according to the usuall mannor of recording or 
enrowling evidences ; In Witnesse wherof I the aforsaid John 
Damen have sett to my hand and Seale this twentieth of ffeb- 
ruary in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred and 
fifty; 
Signed Sealed and Delivered John Damen (seale) 

In the p r sence of us 

James Cudworth 

John Merritt 
. The first of March 1650 Katheren the wife of John Damen 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 8 1 

hath yeilded up unto Isack Chittenden freely all her right and 
enterest in the land in this Deed 

before mee Timothy hatherley 

[p. 65] 1653 Bradford Gov r 

A Deed appointed to bee recorded 
To all people to whom these p r sents shall come Timothy 
Hatherley of Scittuate in the goverment of new Plymouth in 
New England in america Jen* sendeth Greet ; &c 
Know yea that I the aforsaid Timothy Hatherley for and in 
consideracon of fforty pounds currant New England pay to 
mee in hand payed by John hoare off Scittuate aforsaid in the 
goverment aforsaid ffarmer wherwith I the aforsaid Timothy 
hatherley Doe acknowlidg my r selfe Sufficiently satisfyed con- 
tented and fully payed and therof and of every prte and prcell 
therof Doe exonarate acquitt and Discharge the aforsaid John 
hoare hee his heires exequitors adminnestrators and and as- 
signes for ever by these p r sents have freely and absolutly 
barganed and sold infeoffed and confeirmed and by these 
p r sents Doe bargaine sell infeoffe & confeirme from mee the 
said Timothy hatherley and my heires to him the said John 
hoare hee his heires and assignes for ever all that my Dwelling 
house barne and out houses lying and beinge in Scittuate afor- 
said on the Westerly side of that ponde called by the name of 
Musquashcott ponde together with ffifty and eight acres of up- 
land adioyning to the aforsaid Dweling house and barne and is 
bounded towards the East with the great ponde and the hieway 
on the Easterly side of a swampe ; Towards the west to the 
great mersh ; Towards the north to the common ; and Towards 
the south to the great mersh aforsaid ; Likewise ffiveteene 
acres and three quarters of mersh meddow lying and being in 
Scittuate aforsaid in the great mersh aforsaid being bounded 
towards the East to the aforsaid upland Towards the west prte 
to a little Hand in the mershes ; and to the mersh lands of John 
Stockbridge henery Merrett senior and John Willams senior 
towards the south to the mersh of the aforsaid Timothy Hather- 
ley ; and towards the north to the mersh 

Likewise eight acres more or lesse of mersh meddow lying next 
adioyning to the aforsaid mersh and is a prte of three sixty 



$2 PlymoutJi Colony Deeds. 

prtes or shares of mersh being bounded toward the East to the 
aforsaid upland Toward the west to the creeke toward the north 
to the mersh of Goyen White toward the south to the aforsaid 
fiveteene acres and three quarters of an acre of mersh ; Like- 
wise thirteen acres and twelve rodds of upland Lying and being 
in Scittuate neare to a ponde called the little pond being 
bounded towards the south to a little brooke of water att a 
marked tree and from thence alonge in a swampe foure rodds 
into the swamp to another marked tree ; towards the north to 
the northerly line of the said Timothy hatherleys four hundred 
acres towards the East from the said marked tree att the brooke 
with a straight line unto a marked tree in the line of the said 
Timothy hatherleys northeren line and towards the west to the 
common likewise one quarter of an acre of mersh meddow lying 
by hooppole [p. 6y~\ hooppolenecke to bee layed out next to the 
mersh of John Williams on an equall breadth from the creeke 
to the upland att hooppole necke with all and singulare the ap- 
purtenances and privilidges therunto belonging or any way 
apperteining to all or any prte or prcell of the aforsaid Dwelling 
house barne outhouses ffifty eight acres of upland fiveteene 
acres three quarters of an acre of mersh meddow eight acres 
more or lesse of mersh meddow thirteen acres and twelve rodds 
of upland ; and one quarter of an acre of mersh ; and ail my 
said right title and enterest to all and every prte and prcell 
therof To have and to hold the aforsaid Dwelling house out 
houses barne ffifty eight acres of upland fiveteene acres three 
quarters of an acre of mersh meddow eight acres more or lesse 
of mersh meddow thirteen acres and twelve rodds of upland 
and one quarter of an acre of mersh meddow unto the aforsaid 
John hoare hee his heires and assignes for ever to the proper 
use and behoofe of him the said John hoare hee his heires and 
assignes for ever To bee holden according to the mannor of 
East Greenwitch in the County of Kent in free and common 
soccage and not in capite nor by knights service by the rents 
and services therof and therby Due and of right accustomed and 
Warranting the sale therof against all people whatsoever claim- 
ing any right title or enterest of or in the p r mises or any prte 
or prcell therof ; And the said Timothy Hatherley Doth alsoe 
covenant promise and graunt that It shall and may bee lawfull 



Middleborough Births \ Marriages and Deaths. 83 

to and for the aforsaid John hoare either by himselfe or his 
attorney to record or enrowle these p r sents or to cause them to 
bee recorded or enrowled in the Court att New Plymouth or in 
any other place of records before the Gov 1 " for that time beinge 
or any other maiestrate or officer in that Case provided accord- 
ing to the usuall mannor of recording or enrowling Evidences 
in such Case provided In Witnesse wherof I the aforsaid 
Timothy Hatherley have heerunto sett my hand and seale this 
tenth Day of aprill in the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand 
six hundred ffifty and one 165 1 

Memorand : that this Deed is to bee 

new made ; and from all men is to 

Signed sealed and bee left out ; And to bee assured 

Delivered in the p r s- from M r Andrews M r Beacham and 

ence of us viz Mr Sherley putt in ; 

Josepth Tilden Timothy Hatherley (seale) 

Humphry Turner 

John Saffin 

Richard Garrett 

( To be continued.} 



MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS., BIRTHS, MARRIAGES 
AND DEATHS. 

( Continued from Vol. II, p. 203.) 

[Vol. I, p. 29] Hopestill King the Son of Ichabod King was born 

March the 19 i7yf 
Hencksman Vaughan the Son of Elisha Vaughan was born January 

11 1708 

SarahVau^han 11 1 Daughters of Elisha Vaughan were born all 3 at 

tL„i r lifr 1 \ one birth July 2 1 1711 

i nanklull Vaugnan ) *'•■'. 

Ebenezer Rayment the Son of John Rayment Junior was born September 

18 1703 

William Rayment the Son of John Rayment Junior was born december 

20 1704 
Elisabeth Rayment Daughter of John Rayment Junior was born feb- 

ruary 18 1706 
Barnabas Rayment the Son of John Rayment Junior was born May the 

21 1710 
Noah Thomas the Son of Edward Thomas was born October 22 1709 



84 Middleborough Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

Desire Southworth Daughter of Ichabod Southworth was born No- 
vember 23 1707 
Pricilla Southworth Daughter of Ichabod Southworth was born february 

11 17** 

Nathanael Southworth Son of Ichabod Southworth was born January 

23 i7H 
Daniel \ aughan the Son of Jabez Vaughan was born October 29 17 12 
Joseph Hascol the son of John Hascoi was born July the 15 1712 
Caleb Tomson the Son of Jacob Tomson was born November 4 1712 
James Palmer the son of M r Thomas Palmer was born September y e 

19 i7 12 

Joanna Tinkcom the Daughter of Jeremiah Tinkcom Was born de- 

cember 81711 
Jeremiah Tinkcom the son of Jeremiah Tinkcom Was born february 20 

i7fl 
Mercy Reddin the daughter of Ebenezer Reddin was born March 30 

1708 
Hannah Reddin the daughter of Ebenezer Reddin was born february 

8 17** 

Ebenezer Reddin the son of Ebeneser Reddin was born October 11 

1713 
Samuel Wood the son of Ephraim Wood was bom february the 5 1 y-f-f 
Rebekah Soul the Daughter of John Soul was born October the 1 17 13 
Nathan Warren the Son of Samuel Warren was born march the 5 1 7-Jf 
Anna Bennet the daughter of Peter Bennet was born february the 4 

1713 
Robert Barrows the Son of Samuel Barrows and Mercy Barrows was 

born May the 17 1709 
frances Barrows the Son of Samuel Barrows & Mercy Barrows was Born 

April the 17 17 13 
Ichabod Southworth the son of Nathanel Southworth & Jael South- 
worth was born April the 1 2 1 7 1 1 
Hannah Southworth the daughter of Nathanel Southworth & Jael 

Southworth was born October the 24 17 14 
Thomas Vaughan the son of Eiisha Vaughan & Joanna Vaughan Was 

born Decem r 1 17 14 
Fear Thomas the daughter of Edward Thomas & Mary Thomas W T as 

born febru 23 17-Jf 
Joseph Hascol the son of John and Mary Hascol Was born July the 

15 1712 
Patience Hascol the daughter ot John & Mary Hascol Was bom 

October the 4 17 14 
Mary Thacher the daughter of M r Peter Thacher and M re Mary Thacher 

born Novem 22 17 n 
Mercy Thacher y e daughter of M r Peter Thacher & M re Mary Thacher 

was bom april 9 i 714 
Katherine Nye y e daughter of Ichabod and Elizabeth Nye was born 

february 7 17^ 
Samuel Nye the son of Ichabod and Elizabeth Nye was born March 

the 7 i 7 {$ 



Middleborough Births, Marriages and Deaths. 85 

[oanna Bennet y e daughter of Joseph and Joanna Bennet was born feb- 

ruar>' the 19 17^ 
Abigail Alden the daughter of John & Hannah Alden was born September 

the 28 1 7 14 
Edmund Hacket the son of John & Elisabeth Hacket was born May 

the 5 1713 
Mary Morse the daughter of Jonathan & Anna Morse was born June 

'the 30 1715 
February, the 20 17-^f : Ichabod King had a daughter born: which 

Deceased March the 5 th i7£§ : at the age of fourteen days 
Stephen Wood the Son of John and Sarah Wood was born September 

the 21 17 1 2 
David Wood the Son of John and Sarah Wood was born October the 

1 1714 
I John Wood the Son of John and Sarah Wood was born May the 23 

1716 

I [p. 42] Peter Thacher y e son of M r Peter Thacher and M re Mary 

Thacher was born January 14 17 15 : 16 
I Ichabod Clark the son of Nathan and Jemima Clark was born April the 

23 1716 
; ; Jedediah Bennet the son of Peter and Pricilla Bennet was born 
December the 15 1715 
Joseph Alden the son of John Alden and Hannah Alden was born 

September the 11 17 16 
Ephraim Wood the son of Ephraim and Susanna Wood : was born 

January the 23 1715 : 16 
Silvanus Barrows the Son of Samuel and Mercy Barrows was born May 

the 17 1716 
Hannah Cob the Daughter of Samuel and Abigail Cob was born april 

the t 1712 
Ebenezer Cob the son of Samuel and Abigail Cob was born March the 

23 1713:14 
Hope Cob the daughter of Samuel and Abigail Cob was bora March 

the 13 1715-16 
Mary Allen the daughter of Nathanael & Mary Allen was born March 
the 14 1714-15 
J John Hacket the son of Edward and Hanah Hacket Was born April 

the 1 171 2 
j Samuel Hacket the son of Edward and Hannah Hacket Was born June 

the 20 1 7 14 
Ephraim Wood the son of Ephraim and Susanna Wood : Was bora 
Janary the 23 17 15-16 
[ Reuben Tomson the son of Thomas and Mary Tomson was bora 

October the 11 17 16 
j Elizabeth Vaughan the daughter of Jabez & Deborah Vaughan was bora 

December the 21 17 13 
j Hannah Vaughan the daughter of Jabez & Deborah Vaughan Was bora 

July the 6 17 16 
Deborah Vaughan the daughter of Jabez & Deborah Vaughan Was bora 
September the 1 1 1 7 1 7 



86 Middleborough Birtks> Marriages and DeatJis. 

Timothy Bennet the son of Joseph & Joanna Bennet was born September 

the 13 1717 
Joseph Warren the son of Samuel & Elinor Warren was born february 

the 21 1714 : 15 
Joanna Warren the Daughter of Samuel & Elinor Warren was born 

March the 25 17 17 
Jael Bennet the Daughter of Peter & Priciila Bennet was born Septem : 

22 1717 
Elisabeth Cob the Daughter of Jonathan & Elisabeth Cob was born 

October 8 1712 
Josiah Cob the son of Jonathan and Elisabeth Cob was born april the : 

1 : 1714 
Sarah Cob the Daughter of Jonathan & Elisabeth Cob was born March : 

18: irtf 
Mary Cob the daughter of Joseph & Hannah Cob Was bora June the 

17 1717 
Constant South worth the son of Edward & Bridget Southworth was 

born July 25 17 12 
Bridget Southworth : daughter of Edward & Bridget Southworth was 

born april 3 1714 
Ebenezer Southworth the son of Edward & Bridget Southworth Was 

born august 13 17 16 
Samuel Cob the son of Samuel and Abigail Cob was born March the 10 

1717: 18 
Job King the son of Ichabod and Judith King : was born June the 3 

1717 
Hannah Vaughan the daughter of Elisha & Joanna Vaughan was born 

October 25 17 17 
Cornelius Tinkham the son of John & Hannah Tinkham was born 

august 31 17 17 
Samuel Thacher the son of M r Peter Thacher & M re Mary Thacher 

Was born June 10 171 7 
Samuel Hascol the son of John and Mary Hascol : was born October 3 

1717 
Abigail Allen the Daughter of Nathanael Allen and of Mary his wife 

was born March 13 1710-11 
Shadrach Pierce the son of Thomas and Naomi Pierce was born July 

81717 
Isaac Tomson the son of Shubeal and Susanna Tomson was born Sept 

24 1714 
Shubeal Tomson the son of Shubeal & Susanna Tomson was born March 

27 1716 
John Tomson the son of Shubeal and Susanna Tomson was born June 

u 1717 
Thankfull Vaughan the Daughter of Georg and Rebeckah Vaughan was 

bora March 131 17 17 
Ebenezer Tinkham the son of Jeremiah and Joanna Tinkham was born 

Decern : 16 1714 
Mary Tomson the daughter of Thomas and Mary Tomson was born 

May the 8 171S 

(7V be continued.') 



Edward Doty s Will and Inventory. 87 



EDWARD DOTY'S WILL AND INVENTORY, AND 
THE WILL OF FAITH (CLARK) (DOTY) PHILLIPS. 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 

By George Ernest Bowman. 

Edward Doty died at Plymouth on Thursday, 23 August/2 
September, 1655, and his widow, Faith (Clark) Doty, married 
second, at Plymouth, on Thursday, 14/24 March, 1666/7, John 
Phillips of Marshfield. Faith Phillips was buried at Marsh field 
on Tuesday, 21/31 December, 1675. She had disposed of the 
house and land at High Cliff, Plymouth, bequeathed her in 
Edward Doty's will, by a deed of gift to her son John Doty, 
made 9/19 May, 167 1. 



Edward Doty's Well and Inventory. 

[Plym. Col. Wills, Vol. II, Pt. I, pp. 14-16] 
[p. 14] May the 20 th 1655 

In the Name of God Amen 

Know all men to whom It may concerne that I Edward Dot- 
ten seni r : of the Towne of New Plymouth in New England being 
sicke and yett by the mercye of God in prfect memory and 
upon matture Consideration Doe by this my last will and Testa- 
ment leave and bequeath my purchase land lying att Coaksett 
unto my sons ; my son Edward I give a Double portion and to 
the rest of my sonnes equall alike if they live to the age of one 
and twenty if they Die before then to bee prted among the rest 
onely to my wife I leave a third During her life then after to 
returne to my sonnes, And unto my loveing wife I give and 
bequeath my house and lands and meddows within the pre- 
cincts of New Plymouth together with all Chatties and movea- 
bles that are my proper goods onely Debts and engagements to 
bee paied ; As for my Share of land att Punckquetest if it come 
to anything I give it unto my son Edward ; This being my last 
will and Testament ; I Edward Dotten Doe owne it for my Act 
and Deed before these my loveing ffrinds whoe are Witnesses; 



88 Edward Doty s Will and Inventory. 

and Doe sett my hand to the same ; the Day and yeare above- 
written 

Witnesse Edward Dotten 

John howland his Marke 

James hurst 

John Cooke Ther being many names besides 

Willam hoskins Coaksett I mean all my purchase 

land According to the Deed 

Att the generall court held the fift of March 1655 ; faith the 
wife of Edward Dotten Decased Did give up and make over all 
her right and enterest shee had in the land of Edward Dotten 
Att Coaksett or places adjacent unto her Children this shee Did 
in the p r sence of the said Court ; held att Plymouth y* Day and 
yeare above expressed ; 

The abovewritten Will and Testament of Edward Dotten 
Deceased was exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the fift 
of March 1655 on the oathes of M r John howland James hurst 
John Cooke and William hoskins 

[p. 15] An Inventory of the estate of Edward Dotten lately 
Deceased taken this 21 of November 1655 Inhabitant of the 
towne of Plymouth in New England ; and exhibited to the 
court held att Plymouth aforsaid the fift of march Ann° : 1655 
on the oath of faith Dotten ; 

II s d 
Imprimis his Dwelling house with his land adjoyning 25 00 00 

It threescore acres of upland with the meddow adjoyning 

to it lying in the woods 
It the land att Clarkes Hand 
It the purchase land lying att Coaksett 
It a yoake of working oxen 
It a Cow 

It an heifer of year and vantage 
It 2 calves of this yeare 
It haife a calfe of this yeare 
It 2 fatt Swine 
It 4 yearling Swine 

It Cart and wheels Ayltree pins and Shakle 
It a plow with the Irons 

It 2 yoakes a Cop yoake and a Draught yoake 
It a paire of Cooples 
It a Draught Chaine 



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The Will of Faith (Clark) {Doty) Phillips. 89 

t 2 axes att 5 s — 2 spades att 7 s 00 12 00 

t 5 hoes att 10 s one pothanger 3 s 00 13 00 

t 2 pichforkes att 2 s a paire of tonges I s 6 d 00 03 06 

t 3 kitties a Copper kittle and 2 brasse kittles 01 13 00 

t 6 pewter Dishes and a Candlesticke 00 15 00 

t 2 Iron potts 01 00 co 

t earthen potts and pans 00 06 00 

t a matchcock muskett 00 12 00 

t a hay knife and 2 sythes with nibbs &: ringes 00 08 00 

t 2 Cow bels att 8 s a pound waight 4 d 00 08 04 

t a great wheel and a little wheel & a paire of cards 1 1 00 

t 3 paire of hookes and hinges 00 04 00 

t 2 hammers 2 paire of pincers & a Drawing knife 05 06 

t 2 Chaires and a Cradle 00 15 00 

t 2 Chists 00 18 00 

t 4 wooden Trayes a wooden bowle & straining Dish 04 00 

t a Table and forme 00 03 00 

t a halfe bushell & halfe pecke 00 02 00 

t a halfe hogshead a rundlett and siveting trough 06 00 

t 2 sickles and a hooke op 02 00 

p. 16] It in Linnin 02 00 00 

t bed and Coverings 05 00 00 

t 30 bushels of rye 05 05 00 

t 10 bushels and an halfe of peases 01 18 06 

t 6 bushels of wheat 01 16 00 

t 4 score bushels of Indian Corn 12 00 00 

t 12 load of hay in the woods 03 12 00 

t a watch bill 00 03 00 

t 4 barrels of Tarr lying in Capt : Willets hands 02 00 co 

t more in rye 7 bushells 01 04 06 

t a steer of two yeare and the vantage 02 10 00 

t a barrell of Tarr 00 10 00 

t a Cow hyde 00 7 06 

The summe 137 19 06 

Debts owing 06 00 02 

paied of this Debt 03 13 10 

Witnesses Willam hoskins 

The marke |£T of Ephraim Tinkham ; 

The Will of Faith (Clark) (Doty) Phillips. 

[Plyra. Col. Wills, Vol. Ill, Pt. II, p. 12] 

December the 12 th 1675 

Know all men that It may Concerne That I ffaith Phillips the 

wife of John Phillipes of the Towne of Marshfeild though weak 

in body yett being in p r fect Apprehension and Consideration; 

bequeathing my sperituall state to Eternall God that Gave mee 



90 The Will of Faith {Clark) {Doty) Phillips. 

life In this my last Will Give and bequeath what I have in trust 
(as to my temporall estate) as followeth 

I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary nine pounds 
according to my bill in my son Johns hands ; 

I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth six pounds, which is the 
first payment in the bill of sale from my son John ; 

I alsoe Give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary three 
pounds Due by bill of sale ; 

I Give alsoe to my Daughter Desire six pound Due by my 
bill of sale I Give to my Daughter Desire alsoe a warming pan ; 

M r Perrigrine White Did before the Court make oath, that 
what was above written was Declared by the abovewritten ffaith 
Phillipps Deceased, before her Death, unto him in Reference 
unto the Despose of her estate as beforewritten ; 

Taken in the Court held att Plymouth the 8 th of June 1675 * 
as Attests 

Nathaniel Morton Seretary : 

This Court Doth Order that wheras it Doth appeer unto them 
by evident Testimonyes ; that what is abovewritten was the 
reall Will of ffaith Phillipps Deceased Respecting soe much 
of her estate as is above Desposed ; This Court Doth therfore 
Graunt Letters of Adminnestration ; unto the three Daughters 
above mensioned Respecting the p r ticulars willed as above said; 
and incase there shall appeer any other or more of estate be- 
longing to the said ffaith Phillipps not Desposed of; the Court 
will order and Dispose therof as they shall see Reason and 
Cause ; 

By order of the Court 

Nathaniel : Morton Secretary 

Plymouth November the 4 th 1676 

Letters of Adminnestration is Graunted by the Court unto 
John Rouse Juni r of Marshfeild in the Jurisdiction of New 
{worn) in the behalfe of him selfe his wife and Sisters : viz : 
Desire (Sherman)f and Mary Doten ; to Adminnester on the 
estate of ffaith Phi(llips) Late of Marshfeild aforesaid Deceased ; 

•This is-probably a mistake for 1676. 
t Mayflower Descendant, II ; 182. 



Early Records of Plympton, Mass. 91 

[Court Orders, V : 163. Under date 10/20 July, 1677] 

Wheras there is about thirty shillings of the estate of ffaith 
Phillips Deceased lying in the costody of John Phillips her hus- 
band ; It is agreed by and between the sonnes of the said ffaith 
Phillipes ; and with theire Joynt consent that the said sume 
shalbe payed unto the Daughters of the said ffaith Phillipes : 
viz : Desire Serman * Elizabeth Rouse and Mary Doten in 
equall and alike proportions unlesse the two younger sisters 
shall see reason in respect of the low condition of the eldest to 
consider her in that respect ; 



EARLY RECORDS OF PLYMPTON, MASS. 

( Continued from Vol. II, p. 2^j.~) 



[Vol. I, p. 136] Ebenezer Barlow was Marled to Rachell Wright 

Novem r y e 18 th 17 19 by m r Isaac Cushm 
Ichabod Standish was Maried to Phebe Ring Novem r y e 26 th 17 19 by 

m r Isaac Cushman 
Jobe Prince was Maried to Abigail Kimball Decern 1 y e 24 th 17 19 
francis Cook was Maried to Ruth Silvester feb r y e 4 th 1719 by m r Isaac 

Cushman 
i Josiah Birum was Maried to Hanah Rickard aprill y e 12 th 1720 by m r 

Isaac Cushman 
Seth ffuller was Maried to Sarah wright Maye y e 12 th 1720 by m r Isaac 

Cushman 
fTrancis Cortis was Maried to Sarah Ransom may y e 12 th 1720 by m r 

. Isaac Cushman 
Zachariah Souli was Maried to Mary Eaton June the 9 th 1720 by M r 

Isaac Cushman 
Moses Sturtevant was Maried to Elisabeth Horrill June y e 16 th 1720 by 

M r Isaac Cushman 
Eleazer Harlow was Maried to Hanah Prat July the 21 st 1720 by Me 

Isaac Cushman Sen r 
Richard Dwelle was Maried to Margret prat Nov r y e 10 th 1720 by M r 

Isaac Cushman 
David Bosworth was Maried to Priscilah Shaw Dec r y e 2 2 d 1720 by M r 

Isaac Cushman 
Zachariah Standish was Maried to abigail whitman octo r y e 13 th 1720 by 

m r Isaac Cushman 
Samuell Lucas was Maried to Elizebeth Shaw Dec y e 29 th 1720 by m r 

Isaac Cushman 

* Sherman. 



92 Early Records of Plympton, Mass. 

David Wood was Maried to Joanah Tilson Dec r y e 29 th 1720 by m r 

Isaac Cushman 
Isaac Churchell was Maried to Susanah Leach Dec y e 29 th 1720 by m r 

Isaac Cushman 
John Perkins was Maried to Marcy Jackson april y e 18 th 1721 by me 

Isaac Cushman sen r . 
Moses Cushmas was Maried to Mary Jackson aug 5 * the 2 2 d 1721 by m r 

Isaac Cushman 
William Sampson was Maried to Joanah Vaughan aug st 24 th 1721 by m r 

Isaac Cushman 
Ichabod Shurtlef was maried to hanah Carver September y e 21 st 17 21 

by m r Isaac Cushman. 

[P- x 37] The Child of James Harlow by Hanah his Wife 

Mary Harlow was born aug st y e 7 th 1720 

Abigail Harlow born agust y e 9 th 1722 

Hanah Harlow born Janewary y e 27 th 172^ 

James Harlow was born June y e 2 d 1725 

Jonathan Harlow was born Sep 1 y e 2 d 1726 and died May 10 th 1730 

perses Harlow was born S th February 172S 

James Harlow was born Aprill 12 th 1730 

Elisha wests Child by Mary his wife 

Peleg west was born Sep t y e 21 st 1 719 

Peter west was born November y e 10 th 1721 

Barnabas samson the son of Barnabas samson by Experience his wife 



was born February 26 17 



the Children of Seth fuller by Sarah his wife 

archippus fuller was born May y e 17 th 1721 

Elisha whitton son of Elisha whitton and Joannah his wife was born 

September 26 th 1729 
Joannah witton born may 26 1731 
The Children of John Bears and Sarah his wife 
Joseph Bears was born March y e 26 th 172 1 
Gidian born March y e 6 th 172^$ 

[p. 138] The Children of Isaac Sampson Jun r by Sarah his wife 

Hanah Sampson was born aprill y e 21 st 17 16 

Uriah Sampson was born July y e 30 th 1 71 7 

Sarah Sampson was Born Janewary y e 4 th 1719 

margeret samson was born april 15 th 17 28 

The Children of Shuball Bears by thankfull his wife 

Hanah Bears was born Sept y e first 17 12 

Shuball Bears was born August y e first 17 15 

Andrew Bears was born December y e 8 th 17 16 

Jacob Bears was born Novem 1- y e 16 th 17 18 

Hesekiah Bears was born aprill y e 6 th 1720 

Thomas Bears was born octo r the 2 ,J 1723 

The Child of Benjamen ffuller by Mary his wife 

Jeptha fTuller was born July y e 26 th 1720 

Hosadiah fuller was born March y* 3 d 172^ 



Early Records of Plympton, Mass. 93 

The Child of Luke Perkins by Ruth his wife 
Ignatias Perkins was born Jully y e 15 th 1720 
hanah perkins born Maye y e 27 th 1723 
Mary Perkins was born June y e 28 th 1726 

[p. 139] The Children of Isaac Cushman Jun r by Marcy his wife 

fear Cushman was born July y e 10 th 1718 

Prissilah Cushman was born Dec r y e 12 th 17 19 

Isaac Cushman was born Sep c 29 1721 deceast octo r follow 

abigail Cushman was born Dec r y e 31 st 1722 

The Child of Jonathan Shaw sen by Mary his wife 

Rebeckah shaw was born June y e 25 th 1718 

The Child of Robert Harlow by Susanah his wife 

Ebenezer Harlow was born aprill 16 th 1719 

Ebenezar Churchll Child by his wife 

Joannah Churchel was born april 28 th 1730 and died may 14 th following 

The Children of George Sampson Ju by Hannah his wife 

Gidian Sampson was born octo r y e 15 th 1 719 

Sarah Sampson was born aprill y e 29 th 1721 

Zabdiel samson was born april 26 th 1727 

The Child of moses Barrows by Mary his wife 

Seth Barrows was bora aprill y e 30 th 17 19 

[p. 140] the Children of Zachariah weston by Mehetebell his wife 

Jonathan weston was bora feb r y e 5 th 171 \ 

zachariah weston was born Novem r y e 17 th 1719 

James weston was born octo r the 31 st 1723 

Zacheriah weston died 26 th no r 1726 

Mehetebel weston was bora sep br 26 th 1726 

Zacheriah weston was born decern^ 21 th 1728 

The Children of Samuell Ransom by abigail his wife 

Samuell Ransom was born Sep 1 25 th 17 18 

The Children of Samuel Ransom by Deborah his wife 

David Born aug st y e 20 th 1724 

Jonathan Ransom was born march y e 5 th 1725/6 and died July y c 2 2 d 

^ I727 

The Child of Thomas Slack by Ruth his wife 

Thomas Slack was born april y e 11 th 1718 
The Children of Jeduthan Robins by Hanah his wife 
Elisebeth Robins was born March y'« 26 th 170S 
Mehetable Robbins was born July y e 9 th 1713 
Lemuell Robbins was born aprill y e 20 th 17 15 
abigail Robbins was bora octo r y e 26 th 17 18 

[p. 141] The Children of Benjamen Briant by Hanah his wife 

Phebe Briant was bora Sep 1 y e 18 th 1713 

Marcy Briant was born Janewary y e 3 d 1714 

Hanah Briant was born y e 24 of march 171^- 

Micah Briant was born aprill y e 2 d 17 19 

Jerusha Briant was bora feb r the 7 th i7 2 i 



94 Early Records of Ply mp ton, Mass. 

The Children of James Bears Jun r by Abia his wife 

austin bears was born July y e 16 th 1714 

James Bears was born aprill y e 13 th 1717 

Miall Bears was born feb r the 2 d 17^ 

The Children of Samuell Churchell liy Johana his wife 

Marcy Churchell was born March y e first 171 J 

Mehetable Churchell was born November y* 5 th 1716 

alles Churchell was born June y e 18 th 1 719 

frauds Cortis his Children by Sarah his wife 

William Cortis was born July y e 9 th 1721 

Susanah Cortis was born June y e 5 th 1723 

the Children of Sam !1 Rickard Sen by Rebeckah his wife 

Mehetebell Rickard was born aprill ye i st 1707 

Eleazer Rickard was born March y e 8 th 1 70^- 

[p. 142] The Children of Joseph Lucas by peircis his wife 

John Lucas was born Decem r y e 14 th 17 15 

Hanah Lucas was born Nov y e 10 th 171 7 

Samuell Lucas was born Decem r y e 19 th 17 19 

Patience Lucas was born Janewary y* 5 17 th 172J 

Barnabas Lucas was born december 17 1721 and died may 20 th 1726 

Barnabas Lucas the son of Joseph Lucas by Malatiah his wife was born 
October 30 th 1729 

The Children of Israeli Dunham by Joanah his wife 

Silvanus Dunham was born Maye y e 26 th 1714 

Cornelias Dunham was born aug^ y e 12 th 17 16 

Ebenezer Dunham was born feb y e 5 th 1 7 1|- 

Susanah Dunham was born July y e 16 th 1721 

James Dunham was born December y e 9 th 1723 

{Mr Israel Dunham, the Father, died August 18, 1726 in the J '6 th year 
of his age, and is buried in the Buryi/ig place in Plympton, 45 feet 
east and southeasterly from the west gate thereof. Mrs. Joanna, 
his wife, was the daughter of Dea. John Rickard of Plympton. 
She married Mr. Elisha Whiting for her second husband.) 

the Children of Samull Bradford by Sarah his wife 

John Bradford was bom aprill y e 8 th 1 7 1 7 

Gidean Bradford was born octo r y e 27 th 17 18 

William Bradford was born decern 1 " y e 16 th 1720 

Mary Bradford was born octo r y e 16 th 1722 

Sarah Bradford was born april the 4 th 1725 

William Bradford was born novembr 4 th 1728 

The Children of Edmon Tilson by Debrah his wife 

Stephen Tilson was born aprill y e 6 th 1 7 1 7 

Hanah Tilson was born June y e 5 th 1720 

the Child of Ebenezer prat by anna his wife 

James prat was bom October y e 13 th 1 717 

William Churchels Child by Ruth his wife 

Sarah Churchel was born feb r 7 th 172* 

Johanah Churchel was born Maye y e 2 2 d 1727 

(JTo be continued?) 



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The Mayflower Genealogies. 95 



THE MAYFLOWER GENEALOGIES. 

This number contains articles on the Cooke and Warren 
families. The Hopkins and Soule families will begin in the 
July number. 

In order to save space the following abbreviations will be 
used in references : M. D., The Mayflower Descendant; C. O., 
Plymouth Colony Court Orders; J. A., Plymouth Colony Judi- 
cial Acts; Col. M. B. B., Plymouth Colony Records of Mar- 
riages, Births and Burials ; T. R., Town Records. Other 
abbreviations will be readily understood. 



Francis Cooke and His Descendants. 

Compiled from Original Sources, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Francis Cooke's ancestry and his home before he joined the 
Pilgrims are unknown. Much has been written on this point, 
but the evidence advanced is not sufficient to establish the 
claims made. We know that he was an Englishman, was with 
the Pilgrims at Leyden, and married in Holland, for Edward 
Winslow wrote : " also the wife of Francis Cooke beins; a Wal- 
cone, holds communion with the Church at Plymouth, as she 
came from the French, to this day, by vertue of communion of 
Churches ;"* 

The date of his birth is also unknown, and the record of his 
death contains no mention of his age; but in August, 1643, 
the Plymouth authorities made a list of all the men in the 
Colony, between the ages of sixteen and sixty, who were able 
to bear arms. The fact that Francis Cooke's name appears in 
this list is sufficient evidence that he was then under sixty 
years of age. He must therefore have been born after August, 
! 5^3- Against this official record, which is practically the 
statement of Francis Cooke himself and must be accepted 
accordingly, can be put nothing but the following entry in 
Bradford's list of the passengers : " Francis Cooke is still liv- 
!n N» a very old man, and hath seene his childrens, children, 
nave children :" and the marginal note in an unknown hand: 
"dyed 7 of Aprill 1663 above 80." 

This marginal note is by the same hand that added the 
Rotes concerning' the deaths of Bradford and Standish, both of 

•Hypocrisie Unmasked, London, 1646, p. 96. 



g6 The Mayflower Ge)iealogies. 

which are incorrect.* These errors cast suspicion on the age in 
the Cooke note, and the statement "above So" was prob- 
ably due to the well known tendency to overestimate the years 
of an aged person after his death. Moreover a marginal note 
in an unknown hand, made possibly years after the death of 
the person, and in a book which never belonged to any mem- 
ber of the Cooke family, can have no weight against the offi- 
cial enrollment of 1643. 

When Bradford wrote the words quoted, early in 165 1, his 
own age was sixty-one, and he was but sixty-seven when he 
died, yet he considered himself "aged," for in the introduc- 
tion to the Hebrew phrases which precede his history he 
wrote : "Though I am growne aged, yet I have had a longing 
desire, to see with my owne eyes, somthing of that most an- 
cient language, . . . ." It is evident that Bradford considered a 
man "aged" although he was under sixty-seven. Cooke was 
under sixty-eight when Bradford wrote, but the Colony records 
show that although Bradford's activity in the public service 
was kept up until his death, Cooke's practically ended in 1645. 
Prior to that time there was hardly a year in which Cooke did 
not serve the public in some capacity, but after June, 1645, he 
was called on but three times. It is reasonable to suppose that 
he had become enfeebled by advancing years and appeared to 
be older than he was. In any case there is nothing in Brad- 
ford's indefinite statement which can be accepted as disproving 
the official record of 1643. 

Bradford's words "hath seene his childrens, children, have 
children" probably meant simply that Cooke had lived to see 
great-grand-children born, for there is not the slightest evidence 
that in 165 1 children had been born to more than one of his 
grand-children. That one was Elizabeth, daughter of Experience 
and Jane (Cooke) Mitchell, who married, 6/16 Dec, 1645, John 
Washburn, and before April, 1661, had seven children, at least 
one, and probably two of them, born before Bradford wrote. 

The date and place of Francis Cooke's marriage and the 
maiden name of his wife have not been discovered, but Winslow 
shows us that he married Hester in Holland, and if he went 
there with the Pilgrims in 1608, it is not likely that the marriage 
took place before 1609. Their son John was born in 16 12 or 
earlier, since he must have been at least twenty-one when he 
was made a freeman at Plymouth, 1/11 Jan'y, 1633/4. Their 
daughter Jane was married after 22 May/i June, 1627, and her 
daughter Elizabeth married 6/16 Dec, 1645, therefore it is 
probable that Jane married in the latter half of 1627 or in 1628, 
and that she too was born as early as 16 12. There is not 

* M. D., 1 : 12, 13. 



Francis Cooke and His Descendants. 97 

sufficient evidence to determine positively which was born first, 
but it was not usual to make a young man a freeman im- 
mediately after he attained his majority, and it is probable that 
John was the first child and Jane the second, but data may yet 
come to light which will reverse this order. It should be noted 
here that Josiah Cooke, who was born about 1610, according to 
I the age given in his will, was not a son of Francis.* 

Francis Cooke was probably a husbandman after he came to 
Plymouth, as there is no evidence that he had a trade and both 
j of his sons became farmers. He was not dignified by the title 
of "Mr.," but his frequent service on the grand inquest and 
1 trial juries and as a surveyor of highways makes it clear that he 
was a man of sound judgment and had the respect and confi- 
dence of the community. 

Francis Cooke and his son John embarked on the Speedwell 

at Delfs-haven in July, 1620, leaving behind Hester and the 

other children. At Southampton or Plymouth, England, they 

■were transferred to the Mayflower and in her set sail from the 

latter place on Wednesday, 6/16 September, 1620. 

He signed the Compact in the cabin of the Mayflower on 
Saturday, 11/21 Nov., 1620. [M. D., I : 79] 

On the afternoon of Thursday, 28 Dec/7 Jan'y, 16 20/1, the 
Pilgrims divided themselves into nineteen families in order to 
•reduce the number of houses to be built, and cast lots for loca- 
tions. Francis Cooke's plot was on the south side of the street, 
with Isaac Allerton and Edward Win slow on the east and west. 
[Mourt, pp. 23, 24, & M. D., 1 : 227] 

On Friday, 16/26 Feb'y, 1 620/1, while Capt. Myles Standish 
fand Francis Cooke were at work in the woods they were re- 
called by an alarm at the approach of Indians, who did no dam- 
age except to carry off the tools left in the woods. These tools 
were returned by the Indians on Sunday, 18/28 March, 1620/ r. 
[Mourt, 30, 34] 

In the latter part of July, 1623, Francis Cooke's wife Hester 
ame to Plymouth in the Anne, bringing the rest of the chil- 
ren, and in the division of land made the following spring he 
received two acres on the south side of the brook, towards the 

•The only foundation for the claim that Josiah Cooke was a son of Francis seems to be 
w fact they had the same surname and both lived in Plymouth Colony. I have been 
Enable to find a single record which even remotely indicates the existence of any kinship 
between them, but have found several entries, any one of which proves conclusively that 
ney were not father and son. No court would have allowed a son to serve on the jury in 
^case where his father was the plaintiff, yet }osiah was on the jury in the case of Francis 
ooke vs. John Brown et al. in 1637. Nor would the court have approved the agreement 
pade by Cooke's children in 1666, if it had not been signed by all the living children, yet 
,osiah Cooke did not sign, and he lived until 1673, seven years after the agreement was 
bade ; moreover Richard Wright's deed, in 1688, distinctly states that it was made by " all 
lis children." Other evidence has been found, but enough has been given to settle the 
iuestion forever. 



98 The Mayflower Genealogies. 

bay, and four acres towards Strawberry Hill. [Good Newes 
from N. E., p. 51, & M. D., I : 10, 229] ' 

He was one of the " Purchasers " who in 1627 bought all the 
rights of the " Adventurers," and in the division of cattle made 
Tuesday, 22 May/i June, 1627, the first lot, the smallest of the 
four black heifers and two shee goats, fell to his company of 
thirteen, composed of himself, his wife Hester, his sons John 
and Jacob, and daughters Jane, Hester and Mary ; also Moses 
Simonson, Philip Delano, Experience Mitchell, John Faunce, 
Joshua Pratt and Phineas Pratt. The record of this division 
contains the earliest mention yet found ci the names of his 
wife and children. [M. D., I : 149] 

The next month he signed the agreement between the 
" Purchasers " and the " Undertakers " by which the latter 
were to have, for six years, the control of the entire trade of 
the plantation with the outside world. [Bradford's History, 
152, 153, & Bradford's Letter Book in I Mass. Hist. Coll., Ill : 
61] His name also appears in an undated list of the Purchasers 
found in the Court Orders, Volume II, page 244. 

On 3/13 Jan'y, 1627/8 he was appointed one of the six sur- 
veyors to lay out the lots in the division of land, by which each 
person was to receive twenty acres. Each surveyor was to re- 
ceive a peck of corn for every share of land laid out. [Col. 
Deeds, I : I : 60, 62, & Laws, Pt. I, p. 4] 

His name is found in the list of freemen, dated 1633, with 
which the first volume of Court Orders begins. 

In the tax list drawn up by order of the General Court held 
2/12 Jan'y, 1632/3, he was taxed eighteen shillings to be paid 
in corn at six shillings per busheil. One year later (2/12 Jan'y 
1633/4) his tax was nine shillings and his son John was taxed 
nine shillings. [C. O., I : 10, 62] 

On 7/17 Jan'y, 1632/3, Robert Hicks and Francis Cooke were 
appointed arbitrators to settle a difference about accounts be- 
tween Dr. Samuel Fuller and Peter Brown. [C. O., I : 6] 

James Hurst, Francis Cooke and John Doane took the inven- 
tory of Martha Harding's estate which was presented to the 
Court 28 Oct. /7 Nov., 1633. [M. D., I 182] 

On Friday, 28 March/7 April, 1634, Francis Cooke's son 
John was married to Sarah, daughter of Richard Warren the 
Mayflower Pilgrim. [C. O... I : 64] 

James Hurst, Francis Cooke and Phineas Pratt took the 
inventory of Francis Eaton's estate, on 8/18 Nov., 1633. [M. 
D., I : 198] 

On 1J11 Oct., 1634, John Jenney, Francis Cooke and five 
others were appointed to lav out highways for Plymouth. 
[CO., I: 7 i] 



Francis Cooke and His Descendants. 99 

A law passed 15/25 Nov., 1636, required the registering of 
every man's cattle marks. Francis Cooke's are recorded as 
follows: "rlrancis Cooke a hole in the left eare and a slit in 
the (*) right eare downe the middest of the eare " [T. R., I : 2] 

John Harmon, son of Edward Harmon a tailor of London, was 
apprenticed to Francis Cooke on 24 Dec/3 Jan'y, 1636/7, 
lor seven years from 1/1 1 Oct., 1636, and was to receive at the 
expiration of his term two suits of clothes and twelve bushells 
of corn. [C. O., 1:97] 

On 7/17 March, 1636/7, Francis Cooke's name appears in the 
list of freemen, and at the same Court he recovered £$ damages 
from Mr. Brown the elder for damage to his cattle the preced- 
ing November, by Brown's servants, and execution was granted 
against Mr. Brown on 7/17 June, 1637. [C. O., I : 105, 116, & 
J. A., 2] The fact that Josiah Cooke was on the jury which 
tried this case is alone sufficient evidence that he was neither a 
son nor a near relative of Francis. 

On 2/12 May, 1637, Francis Cooke was appointed by the 
General Court one of a jury of twelve men to lay out highways 
about Plymouth, Duxbury and Eel River. On 9/19 May they 
took oath before Governor Bradford, and the following day per- 
formed their duties. Their report w T as made to the General 
[ Court held 7/17 July, 1637. [C O., I : 113] 

On 2/12 Jan'y, 1637/8, Francis Cooke was a member of the 
jury which tried the case of John and Elizabeth (Hodgkins) 
(Palmer) Willis against the executors of the estate of William 
Palmer, Sr. He was also on juries which tried two men for 
theft. [J. A., 4, &C. O., 1:138] 

He was a member of the grand jury on 5/15 June, 1638. 
[CO., 1: 156] 

Land at Smelt River which had formerly been granted to 
Francis Cooke was granted to Governor Thomas Prence on 3/13 
Dec, 1638. [C. O., I: 177] 

A parcell of upland next to John Shaw's at Smelt River was 
granted to Francis Cooke, 4/14 Feb'y, 1638/9, and in the same 
I year (month and day not recorded) Governor Bradford sold to 
; George Watson three acres of land part of which he had bought 
I of Francis Cooke. [C. O., 1 : 1S7, & Col. Deeds, I : 83] 

Land of Francis Cooke at Rocky Nook next to land of John 
Coombs is mentioned in a mortgage given by the latter to Gov- 
ernor Thomas Prence, 24 June /4 July, 1639. [Col. Deeds, 
11:70] 

Francis Cooke served on the jury in two trespass cases 3/13 
[Sept., 1639, and * n two similar cases 3/13 Dec, 1639. [J. A., 
;9» &C. O., 1: 21 1] 

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ioo The Mayflower Genealogies.. 

5/r 5 May, 1640, Francis Cooke was appointed one of a com- 
mittee of seven to measure the meadows about Edward Doty's, 
and report to the General Court. [C. O., 1 : 233] 

At the General Court held 2/12 June, 1640, he was chosen a 
member of the grand jury, and the same day was on a jury in 
two trespass cases and one action for debt. [C. O., I 1238, & 
J. A., 10] 

On 5/15 Oct., 1640, John Rowland, Francis Cooke, Joshua 
Pratt and Thomas Cushman were appointed to examine and 
adjust the bounds between the lands of Thomas Prence and 
Clement Briggs, at Jones River. [C. O., I : 246] On the 
same date Francis and his son John received a grant of land at 
North River. This land was disposed of in 1646 and 1650, and 
differences arising concerning the bounds, Myles Standish and 
John Alden were directed by order of the Court on 2/12 or 3/13 
Oct., 1650, to re-establish the bounds, which was done 13/23 
March, 1650/1. [C. O., II: 206, 226] The record of this 
grant follows : 

The Court Doth graunt unto ffrancis Cooke & John Cooke jun«" the prcell of 
upland lying betwixt Leiftennant Holmes lands at the North River and the 
lands graunted to John Rogers Constant Southwood &c and the meddow before 
yt or so much as shalbe thought competent when the same is viewed & layd 
forth by Capt. Standish & m r John Alden There is a prcell of upland moore 
there found containing about 10 or 12 acrees be it moore or lesse w*h the 
Court hath likewise graunted unto them the sd ffrancs & John. [C. O., I: 
245. See also C. O., 1 : 250] 

The foresaid graunt of two hundred acrees of upland were layd forth by 
Captaine Standish and m r Alden according to the Order of the Court to the 
said ffrancis Cooke & John Cooke in manner following viz* All that prcell of 
upland lying betwixt the Lands of Willm Holmes and the lands of John 
Rogers containeing 212 acres be it more or lesse w th the meddow lying before 
the said upland w& the one half of the meddow lying before or any way 
bounding upon the upland of John Rogers And whereas Willm Holmes hath 
prt of his meddow lands lying before part of the said upland so graunted to 
ffrancs & John we have also layd unto them the said ffrancis & John the med- 
dow or marsh lying betweene the said Willm Holmes his meddow or marsh 
ground and the said North River. [C. O., I. 246] 

Under date of 2/12 Nov., 1640, land at Lakenham that Good- 
man Cooke should have had was granted to James Hurst. 
[C. O., 1 : 249] 

On i/n Feb'y, 1 640/1, he was appointed on a jury to lay out 
certain highways which were in dispute, and to fix the bounds 
between John Shaw, Kenelm Win slow and John Atwood. 
[C. O., II : 5] 

24 Jan'y/3 Feb'y, 1 641/2, Francis and his son John contrib- 
uted one sixteenth part {£12, 10s.) of the cost, estimated at 



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Francis Cooke and His Descendants. ioi 

£200, of building a bark of forty or fifty tons. [C. O., II : 

59] 

1 11 March, 1641/2, he was surveyor of highways for the 

Jones River district, and 7/17 June, 1642, was chosen for Plym- 
outh. On the latter date he served on the jury in three tres- 
pass cases and one for slander. [C. O., II : 43, 52, & J. A., 

On 7/17 Sept., 1642, he was on the jury in three trespass 
cases and one action for debt. [J. A., 22] 

17/27 Oct., 1642, he was granted six acres at the North 
Meadow by Jones River. [C. O., II : 66~] 

7/17 March, 1642/3, he was one of the grand jury and again 
on 6/16 June, 1643. [C. O., II : 74, 79] 

Francis Cooke's name is found among the Plymouth men in 
a list of names with the following heading : 

"August 1643. The names of all the males that are able to 
beare armes from xvj yeares old to 60 yeares. w th in the sev r all 
Towneshipps." [Lists Fr., 29] 

His name and others were crossed out at a later date, after 
the men died or removed from Plymouth. This list is sufficient 
evidence that Francis Cooke was then under sixty years of age. 

Sometime in the year 1644 his daughter Hester was married 
to Richard Wright. [C. O., II : 107] 

On 22 June/2 July, 1644, the Town of Plymouth voted that 
in case of an alarm in time of danger, companies should as- 
semble at various places. One member of Francis Cooke's 
family was appointed to join the company at Jones River. [T. 
R., 1 : 27] 

4/14 June, 1645, ne was elected one of the surveyors of high- 
ways for Plymouth. [C. O., II : 115] 

On Friday, 26 Dec./ 5 Jan'y, 1645/6, his daughter Mary was 
married to John Tompson. 

10/20 June, 1646, Francis Cooke by deed of gift conveyed to 
his son Jacob, after the latter's marriage to Damaris 2 Hopkins 
{Stephen 1 ), land at North River, and agreed to give him half 
of any future divisions of Purchase Lands. Hester Cooke 
signed this deed, making her mark. No other document signed 
by her has been found. [For deed in full see M. D., II : 27, 
23] 

His name appears in two lists of the townsmen of Plymouth. 
Ine first is dated 10/20 Dec, 1646. The second is undated, 
but was probably made between 1648 and 1659. [T. R., 1 : 31, 
54] 

On 22 July/ 1 Aug., 1648, he was on a coroner's jury in a 
murder case. [C. O., II : 175] 

9 19 April, 1650, he deeded to his son Jacob all his rights in 



102 The Mayflower Genealogies. 

the land at North River granted him by the Court in 1640. 
[Col. Deeds, 1 : 307] 

By order of Court dated 10/20 June, 1650, he was appointed 
the second member of a jury to lay out a new way from Jones 
River to Massachusetts Path. [C. O., II : 217, 221] 

Francis Cooke's team is mentioned in a list of teams, and 
men assigned to each, for drawing wood ; but part of the leaf 
is missing and the purpose is not clear. There is no date, but 
the list was probably made between 1648 and 1652. [T. R., I : 

44] 

Under date of March, 165 1, Francis and John Cooke are re- 
corded as among the proprietors of the Plymouth lands at 
Punckateesett (now Little Compton, R. I.), and on 22 March 1 
April, 1663 4, they are entered as owners of the eighteenth lot. 
[Plym. T. R., 1 : 47, 71] 

On 7/17 March, 1652/3, They were among the purchasers of 
what was later named Dartmouth. [Col. Deeds, II : I : 106] 

25 Dec/4 J an 'y> 1655/6, he received the following grant : 
"Wee Graunt to frances Cooke 3 holes of meadow lying at 
the Hither end of the Greate meddow Caled Jons river." [T. 
R., I : 168] 

His name is found in a list of freemen of the town of Plym- 
outh, which was made about 165S. [Lists Fr., 44] 

On 2/12 Aug., 1659, John Howland, Francis Cooke and John 
Dunham, Sr., were directed by the Court to settle a controversy 
between Thomas Pope and William Shurtleff concerning bounds 
of lands at Strawberry Hill, Plymouth, and on 15/25 Sept. they 
performed their duty. [Col. Deeds, II : II : 28] 

On Wednesday, 7/17 Dec, 1659, Francis Cooke made his 
will, leaving all personal property to his wife Hester and giving 
her the use of all real estate as long as she survived. The only 
child mentioned is his son John, who was made joint executor 
with his mother. [See literal copy of will and inventory, M. D., 
11:24-27] 

On 3/13 June, 1662, the land near Xamasket or Namassaket 
(now Middleborough), lately purchased from the Indians by 
Major Josiah Winslow, was granted to some of the ancient free- 
men, and Francis Cooke is recorded as owner of the fourth lot, 
[C. O., IV: 19, & Col. Deeds, III: 21] The following record, 
dated i/n March, 1663/4, shows that before he died he turned 
over his rights to his sons-in-law John Tompson and Richard 
Wright: 

This Court takeing notice of such evidence as hath bin produced for the 
clearing of a Controversy between John Tompson plaintiffe and Richard 
Wright; in reference to a'prceil of land alt Narnassakett Doe allow an agree- 



Francis Cocke and His Descendants. 103 

merit between the said prties which was ordered heer to bee entered as fol- 
ioweth, viz; That the said prties shall have equall share of the land alloted 
to ffrancis Cooke att Namaskett aforsaid provided that they bee equail in 
bearing the Charge about the said land ; [C. O., IV : 60] 

On Tuesday, 7/17 April, 1663, Francis Cooke died at Plym- 
outh. The Plymouth Colony records contain only the simple 
statement "Francis Cooke Died the seaventh of Aprill 1663" 
[Col. M. B. B., 27} 

On Friday, i/il May, 1663, the inventory of his estate was 
taken, and on Friday, 5/15 June, 1663, his will was probated 
and Hester took oath to the correctness of the inventory, 
which amounted to £S6, us. id.* [M. D., II 125, 27] 

On 18/28 May, 1665, Jacob Cooke of Plymouth sold to 
William Macomber, Jr. of Marshfield one fourth of a share of 
land at Dartmouth, given Jacob " by his Deceased father 
ffrancis Cooke" [Col. Deeds, III : 168] 

The following agreement, made 8/18 June, 1666, furnishes 
conclusive evidence that Francis Cooke's only surviving chil- 
dren at that date were John, Jacob, Hester (Cooke) Wright and 
Mary (Cooke) Tompson, effectually disposing of the claim that 
Josiah Cooke was a son of Francis. It is also important as 
containing the latest reference to Hester Cooke as still living. 

To all people to whom these p r sents shall Come; John Cooke Jacob Cooke 
hester Wright and Mary Tompson sendeth greeting ; 

Know yea That our father ffrancis Cooke of the Towne of Plymouth lately 
Deceased; A will of our said father was p r sented to the Court wherin it 
Doth appeer to us that some expressions therin Concerning the Deviding 
ot his land in Rockey nooke may be Construed otherwise then was our fathers 
real! Intent and porpose as our mother yett liveing and severall others Can 
and Doe Testify: wee the Children of the said ffrancis Cooke and hester his 
wife (viz) John Cooke Jacob Cooke hester Wright the wife of Richard Wright 
and Mary Tompson the wife of John Tompson ; for the preventing of any 
further Inconveniency and for the Continuance of love and Amitie amongst 
us Consenting the Desposing of the aforsaid lands of our fathers (being in 
Rockey nooke) Doe mutually agree as followeth ; (viz) That the whole lott 
and share of land both upland and meddow be Devided into five severall 
p'tes ; and that our brother John Cooke being the eider brother shall have 
a Doubble p r te or portion both of upland and meddow To have and to hold to 
h:m and his heires forever: and that Jacob Cooke shall have one other fift 
i>He of the said upland & meddow to have and to hold to him and his heires 
for ever: and that hester Wright the wife of Richard Wright shall have one 
other fift prte of the said upland and meddow to have and to hold to her and 
Her heires & assignes for ever ; And that Mary Tompson the wife of John 
Tompson shall have one other fift p r te of the aforsaid upland and meddow To 
rave and to hold to her and heires and assignes for ever; except three acrees 
ot the seaven acrees of meddow lying against the said upland which is our 
brother John Cookes p r ticular; this is our mutuall and Joynt agreement Con- 
cerning the Devision of those lands after our mothers Death ; notwithstanding 
any Dubiouse expressions in the foremencioned Will of our father; and in 

• There is an error in the original record. The correct footing is £85, us. id. 



104 The Mayflower Genealogies. 

witnes of the abovmensioned p'mises wee have heerunto sett our hands and 
seales this eight Day of June Ann^ Dom 1666 

Signed sealed and Delivered John Cooke and a (seale) 

in the p'sence of John ffreeman The marke I C of Jacob Cooke & a seale 
Nathaniel Morton ; The marke R I of Richard Wright 

in the behalfe of hester his wife & a seale 

John Tompson in the behalfe 

of Mary his wife & a seale 

The above mencioned prties Did acknowlidge this to be theire acte and 

Deed be(fo)re mee Thomas hinckley Ass(istan)t 

[Col. Deeds, 111:73] 

On the same date (S/i8 June, 1666), John Cooke confirmed 
to Richard Wright and Thomas 3 Mitchell {Jane 2 Cooke, Fran- 
cis 1 ), in equal shares, sixty acres of upland, with the meadow 
pertaining to it, lying near Jones River Meadow, formerly given 
them by Francis Cooke. [Coi. Deeds, III : 73] 

Some dispute apparently arose concerning the lands just 
mentioned, for on 5/15 July, 1670, the General Court confirmed 
the conveyances of Francis and John, as appears by the follow- 
ing record : 

Wheras it is evident to the Court that a Certaine tract or prsell of land 
Called old Cookes holes lying att jonses river Meadow was formerly Graunted 
unto ffrancis Cooke of Plymouth Deceased : in the Leiw of some land which 
is supposed would have fallen within his line att the smelt brooke ; but is not 
fully settled on; the said ffrancis Cooke and his heires and assignes ; This 
Court Doth by these p r sents fully and absolutly settle rattify assure and Con- 
feirme the said Graunt of land or tract of Land being threescore acrees (be 
it more or lesse) lying att Joneses river Meddow ; unto the said ffrancis Cooke 
his heires and assignes forever; which said land was given by the said ffrancis 
Cooke unto Richard Wright ; and Thomas Michell ; Comonly Called old 
Cookes holes ; and since his Decease rattifyed and Confeirmed unto the said 
Richard Wright and Thomas Michell ; by John Cooke the heire unto the said 
ffrancis Cooke as aDpeers by a writing under his hand and seale. [C. O., V : 
30 

On 1/11 Aug., 1672, Thomas Mitchell of Duxbury sold to 
Richard Wright of Plymouth his share in this grant for £60, 
and in the deed states that it was given him by his grandfather, 
Francis Cooke of Plymouth. [Col. Deeds, III : 234] 

Under date of 14/24 Oct., 167 1, we find an account of the 
division and bounding of a cedar swamp in the Major's Purchase 
near Namassakeesett Ponds, and one of the five owners of the 
fifth lot was Francis Cooke. The Major's Purchase was made 
before Francis Cooke died, but, as was often the case, it was 
not all laid out to the different owners for some years. [Col. 
Deeds, III: 216] 

On 4/14 July, 1672, John Cooke of Dartmouth conveyed to 
his brother Jacob Cooke, Sr., of Plymouth : 



Richard Warren and His Descendants. 105 

AH that ray two Shares of upland and two shares of salt marsh meddow ; 
It it more or lesse, that I have in Rockey nooke in the Towne of Plymouth 
iforsaid ; which is two fift p r tes of the upland and salt marsh meddow belong- 
ing unto my father ffrancis Cooke Deceased; in the said nooke and by him 
given to raee att his Decease ; [Col. Deeds, III : 24S] 

In return Jacob conveyed to John as follows : 

All that my quarter p r te or one fourth p*te of one whole share of upland 
and meddow "that is Devided, or is not Devided, lying and being in the afor- 
*aid Towne of Dartmouth which was Given unto mee by my father rfrancis 
Cooke Deceased, whoe as a purchaser or old Comer had an equail propriety 
of those lands [Col. Deeds, III : 298] 

On 21/31 May, 1688, by a deed which was not recorded until 
15/25 Feb'y, 1734/5, Richard Wright sold to Caleb 3 Cooke 
{Jacob 2 , Francis l ) all his interest in land at Rocky Nook, 

Which s d Land is a compleat fifth Part of a whole Lot & Share of Land 
both Upland Meadow sometimes ye Estate of Francis Cooke of Plymouth 
aboves d , & agreeable to the Will of s d Francis Cooke was by mutual Consent 
cf all his Children divided amongst them, [Plvm. County Deeds, XXIX: 

Children of Francis and Hester ( ) Cooke : 

2. i. John- Cooke, born in Holland: m. 2S March/7 April, 1634, Sarah* 

Warren {Richard 1 ). 

3. ii. Jane 5 Cooke, born in Holland; m., after 22 May/i June, 1627, 

Experience Mitchell. 

4. iii. Jacob 2 Cooke, born in Holland, about 16185 m., 1st., after 10/20 

June, 1646, Damaris 2 Hopkins {Stephen l ) ; m., 2d., 18/28 Nov., 
1669, Elizabeth (Lettice) Shurtleff. 

5. iv. Hester 2 Cooke, m. in 1644, Richard Wright. 

6. v. Mary 2 Cooke, born at Plymouth, between March, 1624, and 22 

May/i June, 1627: m., 26 Dec/5 Jan'y, 1645/6, John Tompson. 

( To be continued.') 



Richard "Warren and His Descendants, 

( Continued from page ji.) 

^ 2. Mary 2 Warren (Richard 1 ) was born in England, and is 
snown by the record of the division of cattle to have been the 
eldest daughter, consequently she was born before 1612.* 

^ Her last recorded child was born in 1651, hence Mary was in 
a.l probability not born before 1606, and was between twelve 
and seventeen years of age when she came to Plymouth with 
her mother and- sisters in the Anne, in July, 1623. In the same 

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106 The Mayflower Genealogies. 

vessell came her future husband, Robert Bartlett, whose origin 
is unknown. In the division of land the following spring he 
received one acre on the south side of the town, and in the 
division of cattle in 1627 he was one of Francis Eaton's com- 
pany, to which fell the tenth lot, a yearling heifer and two she 
goats. In this division Mary Warren was in her father's com- 
pany.* 

The date of her marriage to Robert Bartlett is unknown. It 
did not occur until after 22 May/ 1 June, 1627, since Mary War- 
ren is named in the division of cattle on that date. Her oldest 
son, Benjamin, was admitted a freeman 6/16 June, 1654, which 
makes it certain that he was born before 6/16 June, 1633, 
and her daughter Rebecca was married 20/30 Dec, 1649, 
doubtless being at least sixteen years old at the time, which 
would show that she was born in 1633 or earlier. Since two 
children were born before the middle of 1633 it is safe to 
assume that Robert Bartlett and Mary Warren were married as 
early as 1629. 

The births of but two of their :hildren are now to be found 
on the records, and we can judge of the order of birth of the 
first four daughters only by the dates of their marriages. The 
approximate date of Joseph's birth is obtained from the age 
given on his gravestone. 

Robert Bartlett died at Plymouth between 19/29 Sept., 
1676, the date of his nuncupative will, and 29 Oct./8 Nov., 
1676, the day his will was probated. His widow was living 
13/23 Feb'y, 1677/8, as shown by her deed of that date to her 
son Joseph. She died before the deed from her sons Benjamin 
and Joseph to William Harlow, Jr., made some time in 16S3. 

Robert Bartlett was called a cooper in 1654 in a deed from 
Samuel Hicks, and in the five deeds signed by him after that 
date he is called either " cooper " or "wine cooper." He was 
evidently a man of good standing and highly respected, but was 
never dignified by the title u Mr.," and his public services were 
limited to occasional duty as a member of the grand jury, 
frequent service on trial juries, and several terms as surveyor 
of highways. 

Robert Bartlett's name appears in the earliest list of freemen 
of Plymouth, dated 1633, and in the tax lists of 1633 and 1634 
his rate was nine shillings. [C. O., I : ia, 10, 62] 

In 1633 and 1636 he had mowing ground with Mrs. Warren. 
[M. D., Ill : 47] 

On 28 May/7 June, 1635, his brother-in-law Thomas Little 
gave him land beyond Eel River on which to build a house. 
[CO., I; 79] 

•M. D., 1 : 152, 153, 230. 



Richard Warren and His Descendants. 107 

On 1/ 1 1 Dec, 1635, Richard Stinnings bound himself as an 
apprentice to Robert Bartlett for nine years. At the end of 
this term he was to receive two suits of apparel and ^3 in 
money or goods. [C. O., I : 81] 

In the earliest entry of cattle marks in the Plymouth town 
records, made in 1636 or 1637, Robert Bartlett's are recorded 
as follows: (worn) "Bartlet a peece cut out of the right eare 
before and (zvom)ece out of the left eare behind." [T. R., I : 1] 

His name appears in the list of freemen dated 7/17 March, 
\6$6'7, and on the same date he is mentioned in an order of 
Court as a son-in-law of Mrs. Warren. [C. O., I : 105, & M. D., 
111:48] 

At a general meeting held 20/30 March, 1636/7, the follow- 
ing assignment of hay grounds was made : 

To Richard Church Robte Bartlet & Thomas Little hey ground where they 
had the last yeare, and to take further supply where they can fynd yt in placs 
not graunted to others, and Robte Bartlet to have the Swampe or Pitt at the 
head of m r Bradfords ground. [C. O., I :in] 

Robert Bartlett was one of the jury appointed 2/12 May, 
1637, to establish highways about Plymouth, Duxbury and Eel 
River. On 9/19 May they took oath before Gov. Bradford and 
the next day performed their duties. Their report was made 
to the Court 7/17 July, 1637. The Eel River road passed west 
of Robert Bartlett's house. [C. O., I : 113, 114] 

On 4/14 Dec, 1637, land at Eel River was ordered layed out 
to Thomas Clark so it would be least prejudicial to Robert 
Bartlett and others. [M. D., Ill : 48] 

On 7/17 Feb'y, 1637/8, Mrs. Warren gave to John Cooke, 
husband of her daughter Sarah, 

one lot of land lying at the Eele River containeing eighteene acrees or 
there abouts and lying on the North side of Robert Bartietts lott form r ly also 
given the said Robert in Marriage w : h Mary another of the sd m rs Warrens 
Daughters w-ch sa id lott is to begin at the heigh way and so to goe in lengh & 
breadth w* the said Roberts lott together w lh a heigh way from the said iott 
to the water side if it be Demaunded or requested [Col. Deeds, I : II : 30] 

m On 11/21 Nov., 1638,* John Cooke gave the land just men- 
tioned to Robert Bartlett in return for a like amount at Dux- 
bury lying between the lots of Thomas Morton and Jonathan 
Brewster. [Col. Deeds, I : II : 32] 

On 4/14 Aug., 1638, in consideration of £6, 10s. sterling 
paid down, and twenty bushels of corn to be paid the next 

• The record is " 1637 ", but the date of Mrs. Warren's conveyance taken in connection 
with the dates of other records preceding and following this one show that an error was 
nuide in the year. 



108 The Mayflower Genealogies. 

March, John Barnes made over to Robert Bartlett the unex- 
pired time of his servant Thomas Sh reeve. Thomas was to 
serve until i/n Aug., 1641, the end of his term, for £3, 6s. 8d. 
per year, and he agreed to serve an additional year for £5. 
[Coi. Deeds, I : II : 40] 

On 1/11 Dec., 1638, Robert Bartlett hired Edward Shaw for 
one year, for £8, 10s. sterling. [C. O., I : 177] 

His name appears in a list of freemen made in 1639.* [Lists 
Fr., 2] 

On 3/13 Dec, 1639, he was sued for a debt by John Atwocd 
and was obliged to pay him £6, is. 6d. [J. A., 9] 

On 5/15 May, 1640, he was granted an enlargement of his 
lot toward the Pine Hills. [M. D., Ill : 48] 

At the General Court held 2/12 June, 1640, the grand in- 
quest presented " all whome it may concerne " for not building 
a bridge at Eel River according to order. On the margin of 
the record is the following entry : "The ele river people is to 
build a bridg there & 50 3 repayd to Rich : Church & Rob 1 
Bartlet." [C. O., I : 239] 

Robert Bartlett's name appears in a list dated 30 Nov./io 
Dec, 1640, but the purpose of the list is not clear. [C. O., I : 
250] 

He was a member of the jury in the case of John Gilbert, Jr., 
vs. Mr. Francis Doughty, 6/16 June, 1643. [J. A., 24] 

His name appears in the list of those able to bear arms, be- 
tween the ages of sixteen and sixty, in August, 1643. [Lists 
Fr., 30] 

Under date of 29 Aug./S Sept., 1643, is recorded the settle- 
ment of a dispute between Mr. William Thomas and William 
Newland, regarding the sum of £4, 10s. which the former 
undertook to pay to Richard Church and Robert Bartlett in 
behalf of the town of Marshfield. [C. O., II : 86] 

On 5/15 June, 1644, Robert Bartlett was chosen a member 
of the grand inquest, and the same day Manasseh Kempton, 
Edward Bangs and Robert Bartlett were ordered by the Court 
to appraise two oxen belonging to William Powell which had 
been seized for debts to Thomas Clarke and Clement Campion. 
[C. O., II : 100, 101] 

The town of Plymouth voted, 22 June/2 July, 1644, tnat in 
case of an alarm in time of danger companies should assemble 
at various places, and Robert Bartlett was assigned to the Eel 
River company. [T. R., I : 27] 

•This date was printed "1633" in Plym. Col. Reds., Boston, 1857, Vol. VIII, p. 174. 
but a careful examination of the original discloses the error. The date " 1639 " is aiso 
confirmed by the governor and list of assistants given, which agrees with none but that for 
the year 1639. 



Richard Warren and His Descendants. 109 

He was chosen surveyor of highways for Plymouth, 4/14 
June, 1645. [C. O., II : 115] 

He was on the jury 28 Oct/7 Nov., 1654, in the cases of 
Nathaniel Bowman vs. Morris Truant, and Roger Cooke and 
William Latham vs. John and Ann Barker. [J. A., 29] 

On 2/12 June, 1646, he was again chosen a member of the 
grand inquest. [C. O., II : 137] 

His name appears in two lists of Plymouth townsmen, one 
dated 10/20 Dec, 1646, the other undated, but apparently made 
between 1648 and 1659. [T. R., 1:31, 34] 

On 7/17 June, 1648, he served on the jury in the trial of a part 
of the cases which came before that Court. [C. O., II : 168] 

On Thursday, 8/18 June, 1648, Robert Bartiett's daughter 
Lydia was born at Plymouth. [Col. M, B. B., 2] 

His team is mentioned in a list of teams, and men assigned to 
each, for drawing wood ; but part of the leaf is missing and the 
purpose is not clear. The date is also missing, but it was 
probably between 1648 and 1652. [Plym. T. R., I : 44] 

On 9/19 April, 1649, Richard Church sold his house and land 
at Eel River to Robert Bartlett for ^25, to be paid as follows : 
£8, 10s. in a red ox called " Mouse," £6 in goods at Mr. 
Paddy's and the remainder in the latter part of September, 
1650, either in cattle, corn or merchants pay. [Col. Deeds, I : 

11:271] 

On 17/27 May, 1649, ne was again chosen a member of the 
grand jury. [Plym. T. R., I : 39] 

On Thursday, 20/30 Dec, 1649, Robert Bartiett's daughter 
Rebecca was married at Plymouth to William Harlow. [Col. 
M. B. B., 8] 

Robert Bartlett served on the jury 6/16 March, 1649 '50, in 
the trial of two cases, William Hedge vs. Robert Nash, and 
Edward Doty vs. John Shaw, Jr. [J. A., 35] 

On Sunday, 10/20 March, 1 650/1, his daughter Mercy was 
born at Plymouth. [Col. M. B. B., 11] 

Under date of February, 165 1/2, he was recorded as having 
killed two wolves, but the entry was crossed out. [Plym. T. 
R., 1 : 43] 

In March, 165 1, Robert Bartlett was recorded as one of the 
proprietors of the Plymouth lands at Punckateesett (now Little 
Compton, R. I.), and on 22 March/ 1 April, 1663/4, he and James 
Cole, Sr., were entered as owners of the twenty-fourth lot. 
On 8/18 March, 1668/9, Robert Bartlett, "cooper," sold his in- 
terest in this lot, for ,£3, to Mr. John Almy, merchant, of Ports- 
mouth, R. I. [Plym. T. R., I : 47, 7*> & Col. Deeds, III, 328] 

On Wednesday, 10/20 Sept., 165 1, his daughter Mary was 
married at Plymouth to Richard Foster. [Col. M. B. B., 14] 



no The Mayflower Genealogies. 

He was chosen a member of the grand inquest 3/13 June, 
1652. [C. O., Ill : 7] 

The next day, 4/14 June, 1652, Robert Bartlett, Thomas 
Clarke, Richard Church, Nathaniel Warren and Joseph Warren 
complained against the towns of Yarmouth, Barnstable and 
Sandwich for non-performance of a Court order to build a 
bridge over Eel River. [J. A., 47] 

On 2/12 Aug., 1652, Thomas Little sold to Richard Foster 
land next to Robert Bartlett's. [M. D., I : 98] 

On 7/17 Oct., 1652, Robert Bartlett petitioned the Court to 
settle a dispute concerning land given him by Mrs. Warren. 
The decision confirming his rights was printed in full on page 
49 of this volume. This petition is referred to in the bond of 
Elizabeth Warren, Jane Collier and Nathaniel Warren dated 
11/21 June, 1653. [M. D., II : 64] 

On 7/17 March, 1652/3, he became one of the purchasers of 
what was afterwards called Dartmouth. [Col. Deeds, II : I : 
106, 107] 

He was a member of the juries which tried various actions 
on 4/14 Oct., 1653, and on 7 '17 March, 1653/4, and 3/13 Oct., 
1654. [J. A., 55, 58, 60] 

Robert Bartlett, " wine cooper," on 30 Tan'y/9 Feb'y, 
1653/4, bought of Samuel Hicks eleven acres of land on the 
south side of the town, lying on the bay, but was not to take 
possession until 15/25 Oct. 1654. [Col. Deeds, II : I : 97] 

On 5/15 June, 1655, he brought suit against Thomas Pope 
for killing a sow, and recovered eighteen shillings. [J. A., 62] 

He was a member of the grand inquest 8/1S June, 165;. 

[C. O., Ill : 77] 

On Tuesday, 23 Dec/2 Jan'y, 1656,7, his daughter Sarah 
was married to Samuel 2 Rider {Samuel 1 ), of Plymouth. [Col. 
M. B. B., 19] 

His name is in a list of freemen of the town of Plymouth, 
made about 165S. [Lists Fr., 44] 

At the General Court held i/li June, 1658, Lieut. South- 
worth, John Dunham, Sr., Robert Finney, John Barnes and 
Thomas Pope were appointed to determine the range between 
the lands on which Nathaniel Warren and Robert Bartlett 
lived. [C. O., Ill : 137] 

Robert Bartlett was on the jury in several cases tried 3/13 
May, 1659. [J. A., 81] 

On 27 June/7 July, 1659, Robert Bartlett took a lease for ten 
years of the lands of his late son-in-law Richard Foster, agree- 
ing to pay the tetter's son Benjamin Foster, then aged " foure 
yeares or therabouts," the sum of £S when he came of age. 
On the same day the widow Mary Foster and Jonathan Morey 



Richard Warren and His Descendants. 1 1 1 

made an ante-nuptial agreement about bringing up the child 
Benjamin. One of the conditions was that, if Mary died be- 
fore Jonathan, Benjamin should be at the disposal of Robert 
Bartlett, Benjamin Bartlett or William Harlow. [Col. Deeds, 
11:11:28] 

On Friday, 8/ 1 8 July, 1659, the widow Mary Foster and 
Jonathan Morey were married at Plymouth. [Col. M. B. B., 25] 

On 1/11 May, 1660, Robert Bartlett was brought before the 
Court for speaking contemptuously of the ordinance of singing 
psalms. On acknowledging his error and promising not to 
do so again he was admonished and discharged, being required 
to acknowledge his fault to the persons to whom he had so 
spoken. [C. O., Ill : 1S8] 

On 24 May/ 3 June, 1660, the town granted forty acres at 
Shifting Cove to three Indians and appointed George Watson, 
Robert Bartlett, Nathaniel Warren and William Cooke to lay 
it out. [T. R., I : 50] 

On 3/13 Sept. 1660, the town granted Robert Bartlett fifty 
acres between the sea and the fern swamp between Eel River 
and Manomet Ponds, and 20 Feb'y/2 March, 1662/3, tne 
J bounds of the grant were recorded. [T. R., I : 52, 62] 

On 4/14 June, 1661, he was chosen surveyor of highways for 
Plymouth. [C. O., Ill : 229] 

On Thursday, 26 Dec/5 J an ' v > 166 1/2, his daughter Elizabeth 
was married to Anthony Sprague. [Col. M. B. B., 27] 

Robert Bartlett laid claim to meadow land near the Sandwich 
line, but the grant had not been recorded by the Court, so the 
town, on 30 Dec/8 Jan'y, 1663/4, granted him eight acres of 
meadow there, which had formerly been mowed by Thomas 
Butler. The town clerk evidently intended to make sure that 
this grant was on the records, for he entered it on two different 
pages. [T. R., I : 63, 67] 

At a town meeting held 26 Jan'y/5 Feb'y 1663 -'4, he was 
granted an extension of his lot for a quarter of a mile towards 
the pine hills. At the same meeting Nathaniel and Joseph 
Warren were appointed to settle a dispute about lands between 
Robert Bartlett and Hugh Cole. [T. R., I : 65] 

At a town meeting held in February, 1663/4, the town 
granted ten acres to Robert Bartlett adjoining his meadow that 
Thomas Butler had mowed. [T. R., I : 63] 

He was granted a piece of swamp next to his meadow at Eel 
River, by a town meeting in July, 1667. [T. R., I : 84] 

His wife is called Mary Bartlett, Senior, in the codicil to Na- 
thaniel Warren's will, dated 16/26 July, 1667. [M. D., II : 39] 

His daughter Mercy was married on Friday, 25 Dec/4 J an 'y> 
1668/9, to John Ivey of Boston. [Col. M. B.' B., 36] 



112 The Mayflower Genealogies. 

His name appears in two lists of townsmen of Plymouth, one 
dated 15/25 Feb'y, 1668/9, the other without date. [T. R., I : 

9 r >95] ' 

His name appears in a list of freemen made 29 May/8 June, 

1670. [C. O., V : 200] 

Robert Bartlett, " wine cooper" of Plymouth, on 14/24 July, 
1670, gave "to my son in law James Barnabey Cordwinder " * 
of Plymouth " and my Daughter Lydia Barnabey his wife," a 
lot containing twenty acres on the southerly side of Eel River 
which was formerly the lot of Richard Church, Sr., deceased, 
"and by mee purchased of the said my brother in law Richard 
Church " ; also the addition to it and four acres of upland 
meadow called Sandwich meadow. [Col. Deeds, III 1297] 

Robert Bartlett, "cooper" of Plymouth, sold to Thomas 
Burge, Jr., of Newport, R. L, on 17/27 Feb'y, 1 670/1, for ^50 
current silver money, "one Moyety or halfe in Deale " of his 
share of land at Acushena in Dartmouth, also "one Moyety or 
halfe in Deale" of a share at Pascomansucke in Dartmouth, 
reserving to himself one third of the last named share, 
"which said severall shares of land are a prte of the Purchasers 
land (Comonly soe called) my selfe being one of the said Pur- 
chasers," [Col. Deeds, V: 118] 

On 14/24 July, 1673, Robert Bartlett, by deed of gift, con- 
veyed to his son Joseph Bartlett his dwelling and lands at Eel 
River, with the condition that Joseph was not to take posses- 
sion until after the death of both his father and his mother. 
The deed follows : 



Know all men by these p r sents, that I Robert Bartlett, of the Towne of 
Plymouth in the Jurisdiction of Plymouth in New England, in America wine 
Cooper; That for divers Good Causes and Considerations, mee therunto 
moveing, have out of my owne motion and out of that love Good will, and 
fatherly affection, which I have and doe beare unto my son Joseph Bartlett : 
have absolutely Given Graunted alliened enfeofed and Confeirmed ; and by 
these presents doe Give Graunt allien enfeof and Confeirm from mee the 
said Robert Bartlett and my heires ; To him my said son Joseph Bartlett 
hee his heires and assignes for ever : all that my farme Messeuage teniment 
and seate, which I Now live in and am possessed off, in the Township of 
Plymouth aforsaid : scittuate and being att a place or river Comonly caild 
the Eelriver: viz: all that my house and land ther ; being bounded with 
the lands of Nathanel : Warren deceased : now in the tenor and Occupation 
of Mistris Sarah warren widdow ; on the Northerly syde and with the Land of 
Richard fibster now in the tenor and occupation of Jonathan Morev on the 
southerly side, Containing two lotts or shares of land being in breadth forty 
pole ; between the forenamed boundaries abuting on the Eelriver aforsaid and 
extendeth it selfe, for its length up towards the Pyne hills, To a place ordina- 
rily Called and knowne by the Name of the Little Pyne hills ; as alsoe foure 
acrees more or lesse, of marsh meddow appertaining therunto lying and 

• Cordwainer, a shoemaker. 



Richard Warren and His Descendants. 113 

being att the Eeiriver aforsaid ; by the Riversyde against the land of Nathaniel : 
Warren, before mensioned ; Together with apeece of ffresh or upland meddow, 
being two acres (be it more or lesse) lying and being att or neare Mannomett 
ponds, in the Township of Plymouth aforsaid ; neare unto the place wher hee 
the said my son Joseph Bartlett, now dweleth ; which was somtimes the 
meddow of Richard ; Church lying adjoyning to a brooke Called ; The 
beaver dam brooke, between the said brooke, and the maine brooke, extend- 
ing it selfe, for the length of it up the said brooke ; To have and to hold all 
that my said house and land, with the foure acrees more or lesse of .Marsh 
Meddow, and the two acrees more or lesse of upland meddow; with all and 
smgulare the appurtenances therunto belonging unto the said my son Joseph 
bartlett; To him and his heires and assignes for ever; The said pnnises 
viz : all that my saidffarme with my house theron, with the said four acrees of 
marsh meddow, with the two acrees (more or lesse) of upland or ffresh med- 
dow, with all and singular the houses outhouses and ffenees in and upon the 
said farme seatt or teniment with all and singulare the woods waters profitts 
and privilidges emunities and emoluments, belonging therunto or to the 
said two p r sells of Meddow forenamed ; and all and singulare my Right title 
or Interest off and Into the same, to belong and appertaine unto the onely 
proper use and behoof of him my said son Joseph Bartlett; To him and his 
heires and assignes for ever, ffree and cleare and Clearly acquitted, off and 
from all other and former Gifts Graunts bargaines sales Ingagments Incomber- 
ances or Intanglements whatsoever; and to be holden off our Sov Lord the 
Kinge as off his manor of East Greenwich in the Countey of Kent in the 
realme of England, in free and comon soccage, and not in capite, nor by 
Knights service, nor by the rents and services therof, and therby due and 
of Right accustomed, with warrantice against all p r sons that by my Right or 
title, might claime any Right or title off or into the said p r mises or any p r te 
or p r sell therof, alwaies provided ; and that by these p r sents it be Clearly 
understood that the said my son Joseph Bartlett snail not enter upon the 
posession of the said my house land and meddowes, untill the decease of 
both mee and my wife, Mary Bartlett, or upon any p r te or p r sell therof, 
nor any for him ; but att the decease of both mee and my said wife : hee his 
he ires or assignes, is to have hold use occupy Inheritt and Injoy the same 
with all and singulare the appurtenances privilidges and emunities belonging 
therunto without any lawfull suite deniall Interuption or eviction or disturb- 
ance whatsoever lawfully claiming from by or under mee the said Robert 
Bartlett; or by my meanes acte privity Consent or procurement: and I the 
said Robert Bartlett doe heerby Give and Graunt libertie unto the said my 
son Joseph Bartlett, either by him selfe or his Attorny to Record and Inrole 
these p r sents, or to Cause them to be recorded or Inroled in his Ma l « court 
of Plymouth aforsaid, or in any other place or court of Records according to 
the usuall manor of Recording or Inroling deeds and evidences of land in 
such Case made and provided ; In witnes wherof I the said Robert Bartlett 
have heerunto subscribed my hand and affixed my seale this fourteenth of 
July 1673 one Thousand six hundred seaventy and three; 
Signed sealed and delivered in the 

P'sence of Willam Clarke Robert Bartlett R his marke 

Nathaniel : Morton ; and a (seale) 

This deed of Gift was acknowlided by Robert Bartlett seni r this 14^ day 
of July 1673 before mee Constant Southworth Assistant; 

[Col. Deeds, III : 301] 

Mary (Warren) Bartlett, wife of Robert, receipted for her 
share of her mother's estate on 4/14 March, 1673/4. [M. D., 
Ill: 5.] 



114 The Mayflower Genealogies. 

On Tuesday, 19/29 Sept., 1676, Robert Bartlett made a nun- 
cupative will, and died before 29 Oct/3 Nov., 1676, the day the 
will was probated. The inventory is recorded as having been 
taken "January the 24 th 1676" and exhibited in court "the 29 th 
of October 1676." As these dates are both old style one of 
them must be wrong, since January, 1676, old style, followed 
October, 1676, old style, and the inventory could not have been 
exhibited before it was taken. The will and inventory follow : 

The last Will and Testament of Robert Bartlett of Plymouth made Sep- 
tem : 19: 1676 The said Robert Bartlett then being very weake in body bat 
of sound memory and understanding; Did by word of Mouth Declare this to 
be his last will and Testament as followeth ; I Give my wife all my estate 
yett undesposed of whether it be in lands or movables Goods Chatties Debts ; 
I Give all unto my wife to be absolutly att her Dispose amonge my Children ; 

This will was made and Declared in the p r sence of John Cotton Mordicay 
Ellis and exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the 29* of October 1676 
on the oathes of M r John Cotton and Mordicay Ellis 

The Inventory of the estate of Robert Bartlett exhibited to the Court held 
att Plymouth the 29th of October 1676 on the oath of Mary Bartlett widdow 
Imp r his wearing Clothes 

Item 2 bedds 2 bolsters and 5 pillowes 3 paire of blanketts 2 rug< 
Item 5 paire of sheets and 3 paire of pillowbeers 
Item 4 Napkins and a smale Table Cloth 
Item 1 bed and bolster and a paire of blanketts and a Rugg and 

5 paire of sheets 
Item homspone Cloth 33 yards 
Item silver mony 3 1 

Item 3 Iron potts and an Iron Kettle a skillett a frying pan 
Item pewter and spoones 
one skillett and a warming pan 
Item 2 hakes 2 paire of pothookes and a spitt a paire of tongues \ 

and a dripmg pan \ 

Item 4 Chests 
Item bookes 

Item 2 Dwellinghouses and a barne upland aad meddow 
Item neate Cattle 2 oxen 
Item old Cart and wheels and a plow & Chaine Copp rings and") 

staple botts and shakelis Donge forke pitch forkes syth and > 

sickle ) 

Item Cart rope and horse Geires 
Item 7 neat Cattle 
Item 3 horse kind 1 maire 
Item 2 smale swine 
Item old lumber 
Item an old saddle and a panell 
Item Debts Dae from the estate 
Item Debts Due to the estate 
Taken bv us Tanuarv the 24 th 1676 Joseph Warren Thomas ffaunce 
[Col. Wills, III: II: S 7 ] 

On 6/16 March, 1676/7, "Letters of Adminnestration is 
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Richard Warren and His Descendants. 1 1 5 

to adminnester on the estate of Robert Bartlett Deceased" 
[C. 0.,V:i52] 

The latest date on which the records show that Mary 
(Warren) Bartlett was living is 13/23 Feb'y, 1677/8, when she 
deeded to her son Joseph all her rights in real and personal 
property given her by her husband's will or reserved to her in 
his deed of gift to Joseph. The consideration of this deed was 
a bond of .£300 given by Joseph for the performance of obliga- 
tions not specified ; but it is certain that one of them must 
have been his mother's maintenance while she lived. The 
deed follows : 



To all people To whom these prsents shall Come, Mary Bartlett widdow, 
and Late wife unto Robert Bartlett deceased, of the Towne of New Plymouth, 
in the Collonie of New Plymouth, in New England England in America send- 
eth Greet &c : 

Know yee that I the said Mary Bartlett, for and in Consideration of one 
bond of three hundred Pounds Sterling bearing date with these p r sents. made 
signed sealed and delivered, untomee by my son Joseph Bartlett, of the aforsaid 
Towne of New Plymouth : for the true and full p r formance of severall obliga- 
tions, therin expressed, and mensioned unto mee ; and my order and Assignes : 
wherwith I doe acknowlidge my selfe to be fully sati.sfyed Contented and 
payed; have freely and absolutely bargained and sold allianated enfeofed 
and Confeirned ; and by the p r sents I doe bargaine Allianate sell Enfeoffe and 
Confeirmfrom mee the said Mar}- Bartlett and my heires ; unto the said Jo- 
seph Bartlett hee his heires and assignes for ever ; all that my Right title and 
Interest that I have; or may Claime, for or dureing the time of my Naturall 
Life, in any sort of houseing lands or meddcws ; which was Given or reserved 
to mee or for my use.; by the aforsaid Robert Bartlett my husband; in his 
deed of Gift unto the aforsaid Joseph Bartlett Alsoe I have Bargained and 
sold as aforsaid all that my fifty acrees of upland be it more or lesse. that I 
have lying and being, neare a place Comonly Called the salt Marsh, abuting 
upon the sea; between the Eelriver and Mannomett Ponds, within the afor- 
said Towne of New Plymouth ; and fifty acrees of upland be it more or lesse ; 
lying and being between the lands of Ephraim Morton Juni r ; andtiio.se iands 
that were James Barnabeys deceased lying att the Eelriver: and all that my 
one p r sell of Meddow: be it more or Lesse ; lying and being upon the said 
Eelriver; next unto the Meddow of the said Ephraim Morton; and I doe 
alsoe Bargaine ; and sell as aforsaid, unto the aforsaid Joseph Bartlett ; all 
that my p r sonall estate ; lett it be in what specue soever ; That was Given 
unto mee by my aforsaid deceased husband Robert Bartlett; by his Last 
Will and Testament ; which appeers by Inventory Recorded ; That I Now 
have or shall have at the time of my decease ; To be the proper estate of the 
said Joseph Bartlett; with ail and singulare the appurtenances; and privi- 
lidges belonging unto each of the aforsaid p r mises or p r selis of Land ; and all 
my Right title and Interest of and into each of the aforsaid p r mises ; and 
every prt or p r sell therof; To have and to hold; all that my aforsaid Right 
title and Interest, of and Into any houseing Lands & meddowes Given or 
reserved to mee as aforsaid by my deceased husband Robert Bartlett : and all 
that my fifty acrees of upland ; be it more or lesse : lying att the aforsaid salt 
Marsh abuting upon the sea: and all that my fifty acrees of upland be it 
more or lesse That lyeth between the Lands of Ephraim [p. 224] .Morton 
Ju r and James Barnabey deceased: and all that my one p r se!l of Med- 
dow (be it more or Lesse) that lyeth upon the aforsaid Eelriver next 



1 1 6 The Mayflower Genealogies. 

Ephraim Mortons meddow ; And all my aforsaid p r sonall estate Given unto 
mee by my arbrsaid Robert Bartlett as it is before expressed ; with all and 
singulare the appurtenances, and privilidges unto each of the said p r mises, 
belonging; and all my Right title and Interest of and Into every of the said 
Demises and every p T te and p r sell therof; unto the said Joseph Bartlett; his 
heires and assignes for ever ; fifree and Cleare and Clearly acquitted and dis- 
charged ; of alf former Bargaines sales Gifts Leases: Mortgages Charges and 
Intang!ements whatsoever ; to be holden as of our Sov Lord the Kinge ; as 
of his'Manor of East Greenwich in the Countey of Kent within the Rea!me of 
England in free and Comon soccage ; and not in Capite nor by Knights 
service by the renrs and services therof and therby due, and of Right ; 
accustomed ; to the cnely proper use and behoofe of him the said Joseph 
Bartlett, his heires and assignes for ever; and with warrantice against ail 
people whatsoever; for ever by these p r sents from by or under mee; the 
said Mary Bartlett ; my heires executors and Adminnestrators ; and every of 
them ; Claiming any right title or Interest ; of and Into the said pmiises with 
their appurtenances; or any p r te or p r sell therof; and I the said Mary 
Bartlett doe by these p r sents authorise; The said Joseph Bartlett either by 
himselfe or his Attorney ; to Record and Inrole these p r sents or cause them to 
be recorded or Enroled, before the Gov r of New Plymouth ; or some one 
of his Assistants; for the time being according to the usuall manor of 
Recording and enroling of deeds and evidences, in his said Ma :ies Court of 
New Plymouth aforsaid In Witnes wherof, I the aforsaid Mary Bartlett 
have heerunto sett my hand and seale ; This thirteenth day of ffebruary one 
Thousand six hundred seaventy and seaven 
Signed sealed and delivered 
in "the p r sence of John Cotton seni* - Mary Bartlett 

Willam Crow ; her ^j Marke and a seale 

John Cotton Juni' 

This deed of sale was acknowlided by Mary Bartlett widdow : the thir- 
teenth day of ffebruary 1677 Before mee 

Constant Southworth Assistant ; 
[Col. Deeds, IV., 223] 

Some time in the year 16S3 (the full date was not inserted in 
the deed) Benjamin and Joseph Bartlett "in Pursuance of the 
will of the deceased our dear Parents Robert and Mary 
Bartlett" confirmed to William Harlow, Jr., of Plymouth, a 
gift of land from his grandparents, Robert and Mary. [Plym. 
County Deeds, I : 132] Mary (Warren) Bartlett must have died 
before this deed was made and after 13/23 Feb'y 1677/8, the 
date of her deed to Joseph. 

Children of Robert and Mary 3 (Warren) Bartlett, all 
born at Plymouth : 

9. i. Benjamin 3 Bartlett, m., 1st., Susanna Jenney; m., 2d., Sarah 3 
Brewster {Love*, William l ) : m., 3d., Cecilia . 

10. ii. Rebecca 3 Bartlett, m., 20/30 Dec, 1649, William Harlow. 

11. iii. Mary 3 Bartlett, m., 1st., 10/20 Sept., 1651, Richard Foster; 

m., 2d., 8/18 July, 1659, Jonathan Morey. 

12. iv. Sarah 3 Bartlett, m. 23 Dec/2 Jan'y,' 1656/7, Samuel 2 Rider 

(Samuel 1 ). 

13. v. Joseph 8 Bartlett, b. about 1639, m. Hannah Pope. 

14. vi. Elizabeth 3 Bartlett, rn. 26 Dec/5 Jan'y, 1661/2, Anthony 

Sprague. 



Scituate, Mass., Vital Records. 117 



15. vii. Lydia 3 Bartlett. b. 8/18 June, 1648; m., 1st., James Barnaby; 



m., 2d., John Nelson 



6. viii. Mercy 3 Bartlett, b. 10/20 March, 1650/1, m. 25 Dec/4 Jan'y, 
1668/9, J onn ^ ve >' °f Boston. 

( To be continued.) 



SCITUATE, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. 1 7, page 172.) 

[Vol. IV, Part II, page 12] 

James negro and Judath his wife ware maried y e 2 day of agust 1701 

trances negro and margret his wife ware maried y e 27 febewary 1701 

The Following Persons were Married together by y c Rev* 1 Ebenez r Gros- 

venor Minister. 
Abner D welly Jun r & Deborah House both of Scituate were marr 3 Jan? 

y e 26 : 1 769 
Daniel Corlew & Deborah Price both of Scituate were marr 3 Feb? y e 

16 : 1769 
Thomas Jenkins & Deborah Nash both of Scituate were married Fer> v 

y e 28 : 1769 
Edsel Bates of Abington & Desier Hayden of Scituate were marr 3 

march y e 23 : 1769 
Benj a Peirce Ju r & Priscilla Wade both of Scituate were marr 3 March y* 

23 d 1769 
Ebenezer Foster & Mary Jenkins both of Scituate were married March 

ye -0 th 1769 
John Elmes Ju r & Molly Whitcomb both of Scituate were married may 

ye 22 d 1769 
Samuil Curtis & Rhody Vinal both of Scituate were married August y* 

31 : 1769 
: : Micha Mott & Ruth Merritt both of Scituate were marr* 1 Decem r y- 26 : 

1769 
Elijah OrcutL of Abington & Prudence Hayden of Scituate were marr 3 

Jany y^ 4 : 1770 
James Litchfield & Eliz a Litchfield both of Scituate were marr 3 Jany y« 

7: 1770 
John Roggers & Sarah Lambart both of Scituate were marr 3 march y« 

26:1770 . 
Jacob Linclon & Hannah Woodworth both of Scituate were marr 3 Au- 
gust y e 2 d 1770 
Amasa Orcutt of Abington & Ann Mansail of Scituate were marr 3 Au- 

gust y« 8: 1770 
Timothy Robbens of Han° & mary Tilden of Scituate were marr* 1 Oct<> 

r 25 : 1770 
i nomas Whitten of Han & Rachel Peakes of Scituate were marr 3 Nov r 

y e 15 : x 77° 



1 18 Scituate, Mass., Vital Records. 

Samuel Jenkins Ju r & Abigail Cole both of Scituate were marr d June y 

6: 1771 
Belcher Clark of Han & Ann Wade of Scituate were married June y* 

27 th 1771 
Levi Bates of Cohasset & Hannah Litchfield of Scituate were married 

Jan? y e 2 d 1772 
Thomas Osyer of Marshfield & Martha Orcut of Scituate were married 

Jany the 30 th 1772 
Fenex Negro Serv f of m" Holbrook of Boston & Lucanna Cato a free 

negro of Scituate were Married July the 9 1772 
John Cudworth Ju r & Elizabeth Clap both of Scituate were married 

Sep r y e 7 : 1772 
Thomas Soper &: Lucanna Vinall both of Scituate were married October 

>' s 15 : 1772 
Barnabas Litchfield & Percis Peirce both of Scituate were married Oc:= 

r 15: r ?72 

The above have been Carried to y e Clark of y e Sessions 
Amos Merritt & Lydia Bailey both of Scituate married June 20 : 1779 
The following persons were married together by William Turner Esq r 
Mr Samuel Stetson & Miss Polly Clap both of Scituate were married 
April y e 26 : 1779 Copied from i st page of Births in this volume 

[p. 13] Nathanaeil Tilden Junior and Ruth Tilden both of Scittuate 

were married December iS 1700 
Charles Turner and Mercy Curtis both of Scittuate were married Decem- 
ber. 25. 1700 
oseph Nash and Hannah Curtis both of Scittuate were Married Janu- 
ary, i Et 1700 
ames Perry and Mary Bayly both of Scittuate were marryed January i st 

1701 
onathan Springer and Elizabeth Sanders both of Scittuate were married 

ffebruary. 7 th 1701 
ames Torrey Senior, and Eunice Deanes, widow : both of Sittuate were 

married by m r Jeremiah Gushing July the 30 th 1701 
ohn James and Unis stetson ware married march y« 18 th 1700 
ohn Rogers and hanah his wife ware married y* 14 sep^ 3 1701 
Benoni studly and abigall his wife ware married y e 22 decemb : 1701 
Ebenezer pincen and deborah his wife ware married y e 24 march 1704 
Abraham suttlif and An his wife ware married y e 3 Agust i7o(*) 
Thomas Hayward of brigwater and susanahf his wife ware married y- 

n november 1702 
Thomas Clerk and mary \ his wife ware married y« 10 desember 1702 
John magoone jun r and Hannah Turner ware marryed y* 30 : Aprei 

1702 
Jonothan Smith of providance and deborah Turner of Scittuate ware 

married Agust y e 10 th : 1704 
Ammasa Turn f and Ann Smith widdow boath of Scittuate ware married 
desember y* 14 th : 1704 

• Doubtful. May be 3 or 8. 

f M Hayward" has been interlined in a modern band. J " Witherell " Ibid. 



Peregrine White s Inventory. 119 

Edward fToster of dorchester and Jemimah Turner of Scittuate ware 

maried June y e 21 : 1705 
Samweil Hatch jun r and Elisabath Oldum both of Scittuate ware married 

march y e 7 th : 17 of 
Michell wanton and mary mew both of Scittuate ware maried January 

y e 15 th : i7o| 
Thomas Ramsdill of duborow and Sarah his wife ware married march 

23 : i-]o{ii'orn) 
Ephrem Cane and hannah his wife of Scittuate ware married Aprell y e 

first 1703 
Samuell winslow of Rochester and marcy King ware married november 

y e 11 th 1703 
david walker of Taunton and mary his wife ware married October y e 

18 th 1703 

( To be continued.} 



PEREGRINE WHITE'S INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Peregrine White died at Marshfield, 20/31 July, 1704. His 
will was dated 14/25 July, 1704. It has been printed in this 
magazine (Volume I, pages 129-131) and reproduced in half- 
tone. The inventory was dated 3/14 August, 1704, and is 
recorded in the Plymouth County Probate Records, Volume II, 
page 50. 

An Inventory of the Goods Chattels & Credits of M r Peregrine 
White late of Marshfield deceased Taken & Apprised the 3 d of 
August Anno Domini 1704 p r John Dogget & Sam 1 Sprague. 

lb s d 
Imprimis His wearing Apparril 
His Armes & Ammunition 

To a joyne worke cupboard Table forme & bedstead 
To two painted Chaies & wrought Cushions 
To five other Chairs 
To an old Saddle pillion & Cloth 
To a feather bed & furniture & a silk grass bed bedstead 

& furniture 1 2 

To his books 

To Table linnen & Towels . 1 

To a joyne worke Chest . . 10 



120 



John Alderis Deposition. 



To a Hatchell 

To Indian Corne and Rye 

To Pewter and Earthen vessels 

To an old Brass kettle 

To 2 Iron pots & an Iron kettle 

To a trammel Tongs & fire slice & pot hookes 

To a little Skillett and frame 

To a pair of Bellows & a meal cive 

To Sheeps woll and flaxteere 

To a frying pan 4 s and a meal bagg 3 s 

To 2 spining wheels & 3 pair of Cards 

To a toast Iron tin and glases 

To wooden vessells and Lumber 

To y e £ of a yoak of oxen 

To the half of a horse 

To 4 Cows at 45 shillings a cow 

To one Heifer of 3 years old 

To £ of 3 young Cattle 

To y e \ of 10 small Swine 

To 2 hives of bees 

To 16 sheep & lambs 

Debts due to the Estate from the Town of Marshfield 

The Estate is Indebted to severall persons 
more sence come to knowledge 

p r Sam 1 Sprague 



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Memorand : that on the 14 th day of Aug st Annoq u : Dom : 1704 
M rs Sarah White Relict widdow of Capt : Peregrine White late 
deceased & Daniel White his son made oath that the above 
written is a true Inventory of the Estate of the s d Capt : White 
so far as they know & when they know of more they will dis- 
cover the same before me Nathaniel Thomas 

Judge of Probates 



JOHN ALDEN'S DEPOSITION. 

[Plym. Col. Records, Judicial Acts, Pt. II, p. 32.] 

John Alden Esq r Aged S3 veers or therabouts Testifyeth 
and saith That I this Deponant being one of the first Comers 
into New England to settle att or about Plymouth which Now 
is about 62 yeer since Doth know and understand by Osame- 
quine the Great Sachem of these p r tes that then was ; and 
alsoe from Divers other p r sons both English and Indians That 
the little Hand lying Neare the southerly point of Mount hope 
Neck. Called by the Indians Chessawanuck by the English 
hoge Hand Did then blonge and appertaine to the said Sachem 



Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 1 2 1 

Osamequin as the other lands adjacent upon the Maine then Did 
xnd that the said Hand was Called by the English att the 
Frading house att Sowamsett then belonging to the Companie 
: Plymouth Collonie, hog Hand, upon this occation that the 
lid Companies People att the said Trading house ; had then 
:hc posession and Improvement of the said Hand by keeping 
bo^gs for theire use theron ; and further I this Deponant Doe 
Testify that both the said Sachem Osamequin and Wamsitta his 
reputed Eldest son; Did Give Graunt Allianate Infeoffe and 
Confeirme the Hand aforsaid unto Richard Smith Now of Nar- 
ragansett; The said Hand being thus posessed and Improved; 
att the pleasure of the Collonie of New Plymouth aforsaid, a 
! ng longe time before Rhode Hand was Posessed or Improved 
by any English ; 

Plymouth the sixt of July 1682 M r John Alden above named 
made oath in Court to the truth of the Testimony above 
written As attesteth 

Nathaniel Morton Secretary to The Court 
for the Jurisdic(tion) of New Plymouth ; 

Entered and Recorded p r me Nathaniel : Morton Secretary ; 

From this deposition we learn that John Alden was born about the year 
1509. 

On page 34 of the same volume is recorded another deposition, on the same 
subject and made the same day, by Samuel Nash, "aged eighty veers 
or therabouts," the father of Esther (Nash) Samson, who became the second 
wife of John s Soule {George x ) . 



PLYMOUTH BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS, 

( Continued from page 75.) 

[VoL I, p. 48] The Children of Samuel Bryant & Joannah bryant his 

Wife 
1 Samuel bora on y« 14 of May 1699 
J joannah bora on y e first of March 170J 
3 Abigaiel bora July 5 th 1703 

The Children of Josiah Bradford ; & Hannah his Wife 
William Bradford, Bora Oct r 30 th 1749. 
Hannah Bradford, Born July 9. 1751. 
Josiah Bradford, Bora Feb^ 7. 1754. 

The Children of Jonathan Bryant & Margerey his Wife 
1 Rebeckah born december 6 th 1702 
* pricila bora September 3 d 1705 * 
3 Marcy bora on y e 19 th of August 1705 * 
The dates are so given in the original. 



1 22 Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

The Children of Robertt Ransom & of Anna his Wife * 
i Robert born September y e 15. 1695 

2 Lidiah born february y e 26 1700 

3 Ebenezer born September y e 6 :h 1702 

4 Mary born June y e 9 th 1 705. 

The Children of Amariah Churchell & Eliz* his Wife 

1 Caleb Churchell borne May 15 th 1747. Deceas d 

2 Elizabeth Churchell born Feb 1 ^' 1. 1748/9. Deceas d Mar: 31. 1749 
3. Amariah Churchell born April 12. 1750 

4 Faith Churchell Born March 13 th 1753 
5. Elisabeth Churchell Born March 21. 1755 

6 Lucy Churchill born Janu 1 ^ 3 rd 1757 

7 Mary Churchill Born Octob r 3 rd 175S 

8 Mendell Churchill Born July 27 th 1760 

9 Solomon Churchill Born July 27 th 1762 

[p. 49] The Children of Bennony Shaw and of (|) his W T ife 

1 Lidiah born November y e 2 d 1697 

2 John born May y e 3 d 1699 

3 Mary born January y e i6 ,h 1700 

4 Margarett born : June 2S th 1701 

5 Elknath born November 2 d 1703. 

6 Mosses born Jun e 28 th 1704. 

The Children of Eliazer Mortton and of Rebekah his Wife 

1 Eliazer borne January y e S :h 1693. 

2 Ann Borne May y e 19 1694 

3 Nathaniel born August 24 1695 

4 Rebekah born Aprill 9 th 1703. 

The Children of John Polland and of Lidia Poland his Wife 

1 John born January y e 20 th 1702. 

2 Eliazebeth borne May y e 26 1703. 
Mary Polden born February 28 th 1706 

William Polden born March 12 th 1700. Deceased June 9 th 1725 

Lydia Polden born April 20 th 17 10 

Thomas Polden born April 12 th 171 2 

Hannah Polden born May 9 th 17 19 

Benjamin Polden born July 12 th 1 721 

Thankfull Polden born October 9 th 1725 

William Polden born August 17 th 1727 

[P* 5°] The children of Isaac Samson & lidiah Samson his Wife 

1 Isaac born on the 18 of Aprill r6SS 

2 Jonathan born on y e 9 th of ffebruary 1609 \ 

3 Josiah born on y e 5 th of June 1692 

4 lidiah born on y e 22 of Aprill 1694 

5 Ephraim born on y e 8 th of May 1698 

•See Mayflower Descendant, 1 : 211, for another child. 

fNo name was entered. 

J This is plainly a mistake for 1689. 



Plymouth Birtlis, Marriages and Deaths. 123 

6 Peleg born on y e 12 of November 1700 
j Pricila born on y e 12 of November 1700 
5 Barnabas born on the 1 2 of ffebruary 1 70*- 

The Children of Eliazar Roggers & of Ruhamah his Wife 
1 Elizabeth born on the 15 of October 1698 
j.Thomas born October 8 th 1701 
3. hannah born ffebruary 26 th 1703 

4 Experiance born Aprill 28 th 1707 

5 Eleazar born October 2 d 17 10 * 

6 Abijah born August 4 th 17 14 

7 Willis born Aprill 2 2 d 17011 * Deceased May 27 17 13 

8 Moriah born October 2i 5t 1716 Decased Janary 27 1723/24 

9 Ruth born — — ■ Deceased Aprill 18 1720 

Trie Child of Nehemiah Stirtevant cV {Ruth Sampson m 1703). f 
1 Curnelios Sturtevant was born on y e 10 of November 1704 

The Children of Samuell Totman & Experience Totman his Wife 

1. Joshua Totman Born May. 4. 1727. Deceas d June 1727 

2. Sam 11 Totman Born Nov 1 " 17. 1729. 

3. Deborah Totman Born at North Yarmouth. Mar : 23. 1 731/2 

4. Hannah Totman Born at North Yarmouth, July 23. 1734. 

5. Joshua Totman Born at North Yarmouth. Oct r 14. 1737. 

6. Experience Totman born Nov 7. 1740. Dec d Jan^. 1 740/1. 
7 Experience Totman born Jan 1 ^ 19. 1743/4 

[p. 51] The Children of Jonathan Shaw & Mehittabel his Wife 

1 Jonathan born on the first of Aprill 1689 

2 phebe born on the 10 th of May 1690 

3 perces born on the 10 th of March 1692 

4 Mehittabel born on y e 12 th of January 1694 

5 James born on y e 3 th of March 1696 

6 hannah born on y e 27 th of May 1699 

7 Elizabeth born on y e 5 th of May 1701 
3 pricila born on y e 18 th of August 1702 

9 Abigaiel born on y e 14 th of August 1705 

The Child of Joseph pratt & Martha pratt his Wife 
1 pirses born on y e 12 th of August 1704 

The Children of Eliazar Jacson & hannah Jacson his Wife 

1 John born on y e 19 th of August 1692 

2 Eliazar born on y e 18 th of Aprill 1694 

3 Joannah bora on y e 2 2 d of ffebruary 169I 

4 Marcey born on y e 28 of November 1697 

5 hannah bora on y e 28 th of Aprill 1699 

6 Mary born on y e 15 th of Aprill 1701 

7 Abigail born on y e (J) of October 1702 

•It is evident that the clerk badly mixed the record of this family. 

t Italics added by a modern hand. 

V first of november " was the original entry. The alteration has made the day illegible; 



124 Reports from State Societies. 

8 deborah born on y* i i th of March 1 70J 

9 Content born November 2 2 d 1705 

10 Suzannah born 25 July 1706 

11 Ransom born June 2 2 d 1708 

12 Benjamin born on y e 2 d of August 17 10 

13 Exsperiance bom y e 18 of agust 1713 Deceased October 16 1713 

14 Ephraim bora September 10 th 17 14 

( To be continued.') 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES- 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 
Donations to the Library and Cabinet. 

" The Salisbury Commoners, 11 " Salisbury's Earliest Settlers, 1 ' " The Plains 
of 200 Years Ago 11 and "Right of Petition 1654, " four pamphlets from 
Mrs. Jacob R. Huntington. 

Two photographs of Bible records of Sewall Charles Allen, and three photo- 
graphs of Bible records of William Jones Hastings, all from William H. 
Davis, M.D. 

•' Old Suffolk Chapter, S. A. R., Chelsea, Mass., 1900," from the compiler, 
Mr. Edwin S. Crandon. 

"The Louisiana Purchase " and a Wall Map of the " United States, Terri- 
tories and Insular Possessions, 1S99. 11 both from Mr. W. Scott Smith. 

Three photographs of family record of Stephen Calkins, and a photograph 
of the gravestone of Edward DeWolf, both from Mr. Edwin A. DeWok. 

Chest of Drawers about one hundred and fifty years old, a bequest from 
Miss Harriet Lawrence Adams. 

" Manual for the General Court (Mass.), 1 901, "from Mr. Eugene E. Peirce. 

** Memoir of Lewis Bradford/ 1 from the author, Mr. Bradford Kingman. 

Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth Reports on Public Records (in 
Mass.), from the Record Commissioner. Hon. Robert T. Swan. 

Old Foot-stove, Hand-stove, Ladle, Skimmer, Fire-fork and Steelyards, all 
from Miss Alice Carpenter Allyn. 

Members Elected. 
January 31, 190 1. 

636. Stephen Decatur Salmon, Boston, eighth from John Aiden. 

637. Edwin Ailis DeWolf, St. Louis, Mo., tenth from William Brewster. 

638. Fisher Ames, West Newton, seventh from William Bradford. 

639. Mrs. Thomas E. Keely, Hudson, Wis., eighth from William Bradford. 

640. Clifford Melville Swan, Brookline, tenth from William Bradford. 

641. Mrs. Charles Edward Hawes, Cambridge, ninth from John Howland, 

642. Marshall Stephen Hopkins Gould, Cambridge, ninth from John How- 

land. 

643. Miss Maria Foster Snow, Providence, R. I., tenth from Francis Cooke, 

ninth from John Cooke. 

644. Mrs. Isaac GirTord Ladd, Providence, R. I., tenth from Francis Cooke, 

ninth from John Cooke. 
February 21, 1901. 

645. Eel ward King, New Castle, Pa., ninth from Richard Warren. 

646. Rev. James Rockwood Jenkins, Bridgewater, seventh from John How- 

land. 



Reports from State Societies. 125 

647. Mrs. Lucius Waldo Orcutt, Boston, eighth from Degory Priest. 

64S. William Horace Davis, M.D., Boston, tenth from Francis Cooke. 

649. Mrs. Adelbert Ames, Lowell, eighth from John Howland. 

650. Kufus Babcock Tobey, Boston, ninth from John AJden. 

651. Jeremiah Otis Wetherbee, Boston, eighth from William Brewster. 

652. Mrs. William Arthur Rogers, Buffalo, N. V., seventh from John Alden. 

653. Mrs. Isaac Peace Rodman, Orange, N. J., ninth from John Howland. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
January, 1901. 
5S7. George C. Nightingale, eighth from John Alden. 

602. Mrs. William P. Hammond, eighth from William Bradford; eighth from 

Edward Doty; seventh from George Soule; ninth from Richard 
Warren ; eighth from Richard Warren; eighth from William White. 

603. Miss Elisabeth P. Hammond, ninth from William Bradford ; ninth from 

Edward Doty; eighth from George Souie ; tenth (3 lines) from Rich- 
ard Warren ; ninth (3 lines) from Richard Warren ; ninth from Wil- 
liam White. 

February, 1901. 

266. Edwin S. Crandon, ninth from Peter Brown. 

449. Arthur I. Nash, eighth from John Alden; ninth (2 lines) from William 
Brewster, eighth from Love Brewster; eighth from Edward Doty; 
ninth from Richard Warren. 

476. Nathaniel C. Nash, eighth from John Alden; ninth (2 lines) from Wil- 

liam Brewster, eighth from Love Brewster; eighth from Edward 
Doty; ninth from Richard Warren. 

477. Herbert Nash, eighth from John Alden ; ninth (2 lines) from William 

Brewster, eighth from Love Brewster; eighth from Edward Doty ; 

ninth from Richard Warren. 
4S2. Dudley R. Child, tenth from James Chilton, ninth from Man' Chilton ; 

ninth from Francis Cooke ; ninth from Stephen Hopkins ; ninth from 

Richard Warren. 
483. Miss Edith Child, tenth from James Chilton, ninth from Mary Chilton; 

ninth from Francis Cooke ; ninth from Stephen Hopkins ; ninth from 

Richard W T arren. 
March, 1901. 

169. Herbert B. Bryant, ninth from Peter Brown; ninth from Stephen Hop- 
kins. 

218. Everett P. Turner, ninth from Peter Brown; ninth from Stephen Hop- 

kins. 

219. Howard C. Turner, ninth from Peter Brown; ninth from Stephen Hop- 

kins. 
631. George T. Hart, eighth from Francis Cooke, seventh from John Cooke. 
643- Miss Maria F. Snow, tenth from Richard Warren. 
650. Rufus B. Tobey, ninth from Thomas Rogers. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
February 6, 190 1. 

641. Miss Louisa Walker Gulliver, New York, ninth from William Bradford. 

642. Henry Pratt Upham, St. Paul, Minn., ninth from William White, eighth 

from Resolved White. 
March 14, 1901. 

643- William Drew Washburn, Minneapolis, Minn., eighth from Francis 

Cooke. 

644- Edward Hutchins Cutler, St. Paul, Minn., tenth from Francis Cooke. 



126 Reports from State Societies. 



CONNECTICUT SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
February 18, 1901. 

221. Mrs. Frank Kinsley, Bridgeport, ninth from Francis Cooke, eighth from 

John Cooke. 

222. Mrs. Charles Wesley Morley, Old Lyme, ninth from Richard Warren. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
December 5, 1900. 

131. George Murray Reynolds, Wilkes Barre, eighth from Edward Fuller, 

seventh from Samuel Fuller. 
January 23, 1901. 

132. William Beaumont Whitney, Germantown, seventh from John Alden. 

133. Rev. Douglas Kellogg Turner, Hartsville, ninth from William Brewster. 
March 6, 1901. 

134. Miss Helen Billings Morris, Bryn Mawr, eighth from John Rowland. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 

Donations to the Library. 

" Margaret Winthrop," " Eliza Pinckney," " Mercy Warren," " Catharine 
Schuyler,' 1 i4 Martha Washington " and " Dolly Madison," alljxom .Mrs. Henry 
C. Purmort. 

Members Elected. 
January 9, 1901. 

81. Mrs. Frederic William Upham, Chicago, ninth from William Bradford. 
February 13, 1901. 

82. Miss Cornelia Bartow Williams, Chicago, tenth from William Brewster. 



OHIO SOCIETY. 

Standing Committees appointed January 8, 1901 : — 

Membership : Mrs. Frank J. Jones, Mrs. Henry M. Curtis, Miss Ida F. 
Doane. 

Entertainment and Property : Mrs. Frank R. Ellis, Miss Frances L'Hom- 
medieu Jones, Mrs. George Hoadley, Jr. 

Publication : Charles D. Jones, Mrs. C. A. R. Devereux, Mrs. Albert H. 
Chatfield. 

Finance ; William H. Doane, Herman J. Groesbeck, M.D., Charles 
Bartlett. 

Member Elected. 
January 8, 1901. 
41. Mrs. John William Dages, Columbus, ninth from Francis Cooke. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

A meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, February 12, 1901, at which 
Mr. George R. Stetson read a paper on " Our Inheritance of Culture." 
Standing Committees appointed January 8, 1901 : — 



Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 1 27 

Membership i William W. Case, Howard W. Blanchard, Joseph E. Brad- 
ford. Edwin A. Hill, A. Howard Clark. 

Publication: Harry \V. Van Dyke, Rev. John L. Ewell, D.D., Joseph T. 
Johnson, M.D. 

Auditing : Frederick W. Mitchell, Ernest W. Bradford, Thomas Blagden. 

Room and Property : Caleb H. Ellis, Benjamin P. Watrous, Mrs. Medad 
C. Martin, Mrs. William W. Karr, Miss Emily E. Robinson. 

Entertainment: William L. Marsh, Charles L. Sturtevant, Mrs. George R. 
Stetson, Miss Elise Bradford. Miss Carlie E. Marsh. 

Press : Miss Hattie L. Alden, Mrs. Charles F. Nesbit, Mrs. Frank F. 
Fletcher. 

Members Elected. 
January 8, 1901. 

104.. Mrs. James Sampson Fineld. Janesville, Wis., ninth from Stephen Hop- 
kins, eighth from Constance Hopkins. 

105. Miss Lizzie Ella Cowles, Janesville, Wis., ninth from Stephen Hopkins, 

eighth from Constance Hopkins. 

106. Mrs. James Morison, Washington, eighth from John Howland. 

107. Miss Mary Dixon Jarvis, Washington, eighth from William Brewster. 

108. Seth Shepard, Washington, eighth from William Brewster. 
February 12, 1 901. 

109. Mrs. Michael Francis O'Donoghue, Washington, eighth from John 

Alden. 
no. Miss Mary Louise Jewett, St. Paul, Minn., ninth from William Bradford, 
in. Miss Almira Melita Fowler, Washington, ninth from William Brewster, 

eighth from Love Brewster. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 

; 15. Rev. John L. Ewell, D.D., ninth from John Alden; ninth from Thomas 

Rogers. 
I 67. Caleb H. Ellis, ninth from Francis Cooke; eighth from Edward Doty; 

eighth from Francis Eaton ; ninth from Stephen Hopkins ; eighth from 

Richard Warren. 
! 95. Miss Catherine R. Fineld, eighth from John Alden; eighth from Francis 

Cooke. 
96. Mrs. Frank Sherer, eighth from John Alden; eighth from Francis Cooke. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES. 

Notes. 

The Mayflower Genealogies and The Colonial Research Fund. 
The work of compiling and publishing The Mayflower Genealogies can be 
Icarried on more rapidly if those interested will make liberal contributions to 
The Colonial Research Fund. This fund is used solely to pay for assistance 
in the work of compiling the genealogies, and contributions of any amount, 
ta<"ge or small, will be helpful, and will be acknowledged in subsequent issues. 

In order to add to this fund, and at the same time to render the Society's 
targe and constantly increasing accumulation of material available for any 
Person wishing to obtain information concerning Mayflower genealogy, 
examinations of this data are made for very moderate fees. 



128 Announcements for July, 1 90 1 

Any one wishing to take advantage of this offer must state concisely the 
information desired and enclose a preliminary- fee of one dollar. In many 
cases the information can be furnished without additional expense. If farther 
research is necessary suggestions as to the best methods to pursue will be 
given. All communications should be addressed to the Editor. 

Colonial Research Fund. A subscription has been received from Miss 
J. M. Keene. 

Foreign Research Fund. A subscription has been received from Miss 
J. M. Keene. 

The Brewster Rook. The Massachusetts Society has had the leaves of 
The Brewster Book treated by the Emery Process, which will protect them 
from farther disintegration and make it safe to exhibit the book more freely 
than heretofore. The Society has had many of its valuable old deeds pre- 
served by this method. It is to be hoped that the Plymouth County 
Authorities will soon follow the example of other counties in the state, and 
preserve in this way their old " Plymouth Colony Records, 1 ' many of which 
are in a very dilapidated condition. 

Queries. 

37. Washburn. Josiah 3 Washburn (John*, Elizabeth 2 Mitchell, Jane* 

Cooke, Francis 1 ) married Mercy , before 1718. Her maiden name and 

ancestry, with dates, are desired. 

38. W t ashburn — Sumner. Israel 3 Washburn (brother of Josiah 3 ) mar- 
ried, 3 Nov., 1708, Waitstill Sumner. Her ancestry, with dates, is desired. 

39. Pratt. The maiden name and ancestry of Hannah the wife of Sam- 
uel * Pratt (Samuel z , Mary'- Priest, Degory 1 ) are desire^* 

40. Eaton. What was the maiden name and the ancestry of Elizabeth, 
the wife of Jabez 5 Eaton (Francis \ Benjamin 3 , Benjamin \ Francis l ) ? 

41. Taber. Wanted : The ancestry of Job Taber, who was born in New 
Bedford, Mass., between 1760 and 1775, an d removed to Saratoga, N. Y. 

He married Sarah , and had children : Maria, William, James, Nathan, 

Catharine, Caroline and perhaps others. 

Answer to Query. 

25. Coombs. The second wife of Francis* Coombs (Sarah 1 Priest, 
Degory 1 ) was Mary (Barker) Pratt, widow of Samuel 3 Pratt (Mary t Priest, 
Degory 1 ), and daughter of John and Anna (Williams) Barker of Duxbury. 
[See Genealogical Advertiser, IV: 31.] 



ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JULY, J90J. 

Stephen Hopkins and His Descendants. 

George Soule and His Descendants. 

Alice (Carpenter) (Southworth) Bradford's Will and Inventory. 

Captain Myles Standisrfs Will and Inventory. 

Duxbury, Mass., Vital Records. 



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HThe Mayflower 

Descendant 

Vol. III. JULY, 1901. No. 3. 

JOHN WINSLOWS WILL AND INVENTORY. 

Literally Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman. 

John Winslow, son of Edward and Magdalen, and brother of 
Governor Edward Winslow, was born at Droitwich, England, 
on Saturday, 16/26 April, 1597, and baptized the following 
Monday. He died at Boston in New England, in the ten weeks 
between 12/22 March, 1673/4 and 21/31 May, 1674, the dates 
of making and probating his will, which is preserved in the 
files of the Suffolk County Registry of Probate, at Boston. 

The transcript of the will was made from the original docu- 
ment, which is twenty-two and seven eighths inches high and 
seventeen and one eighth inches wide. It is in better condi- 
tion, as the reproduction shows, than that of Mary (Chilton) 
Winslow, which we reproduced in our first volume. It is 
interesting to note that both wills were written, and witnessed, 
by John Hayward. 

The original inventory is not in the files, and the copy was 
made from Volume V, pages 211 and 212, of the Probate 
Records. 



In the name of God Amen the twelveth day of March in the 
yeare of our Lord according to the Computacon of the Church 
of England one thousand six hundred seaventy and three 
Annoq Regni Regis Car : Secundi Anglia &c xxvj I John 
Winslow Sen r of Boston in the Countie of Suffolke in New 
England Merchant being weake of Body but of Sound and 
perfect memory praysed be Almighty God for the same Know- 
ing the uncertainety of this p r sent life and being desirous to 



130 John Winslow's Will and Inventory. 

settle that outward Estate that the lord hath lent me I doe 
make this my last Will and testament in manner and forme fol- 
lowing (that is to say) ffirst and principally I comend my soule 
to almighty God my Creator hopeing to receive full pardon and 
remission of all my sins and salvation through the merritts of 
Jesus Christ my Redeemer : And my body to the Earth to be 
decently buryed with such charges as to the Overseers of this 
my last Will and Testament hereafter named shall be thought 
meet and convenient And as touching such worldly Estate as 
the lord hath Lent me my Will and meaneing is the same shall 
be imployed and bestowed as hereafter in and by this my Will 
is Exprest — 

Inprimis I Doe revoake renounce and make voide all Wills 
by me formerly made and declaire & appoint this my last Will 
and Testament : 

Item I Will that all the Debts that I justly owe at the time 
of my decease to any person or persons whatsoever shall be 
well and truely contented and paid in convenient time after my 
decease by my Executo r or overseers hereafter named. Item 
I give and bequeath unto my Deare and well beloved wife 
Mary Winslow the use of my now dwelling house with the 
gardens and yards thereunto belonging for and during the 
tearme of her naturall life Item I give and bequeath unto my 
said wife the use of all my househould goods for her to dispose 
of as she shall thinke meet Item I give unto my said wife the 
sume of ffoure hundred pounds in lawfull mony of New Eng- 
land to be paid unto her by my Executo r or Overseers hereafter 
named in convenient time after my decease : Item after the 
death of my said wife I give and bequeath my said dwelling 
house with all the Land belonging to the same unto my sone 
John Winslow and to his heires for ever he or they paying 
when they come to possesse & enjoy the same the sume of 
ffifty pounds of Lawful! mony of New England unto William 
Payne the sone of my Daughter Sarah Meddlecott — And 
also to Parnell Winslow Daughter to my Son Isaack Winslow 
the full sume of ffifty pounds of like Lawfull mony : And my 
Will is that both the said sums be paid into the hands of my 
Overseers to be improved for them untill they come to age or 
the day of Marriage with the full profitt that they make of the 



John Winston? s Will and Inventory. 131 

same And in case either of the said Children dye before they 
come of age or to marriage as afforesaid : My will is that the 
survivo r of them shall then enjoy both the said sums : But in 
case both of them should dye before they come to age : My 
Will is that then the said sums shall be Equally divided 
amongst the Daughter of my Daughter Latham to be paid 
unto them as they come to age or marriage as afforesaid Item 
my Will is that my Katch Speedwell (whereof I am the sole 
owner) and the produce of the Cargo that I sent out in her : 
be (at her returne to Boston) disposed of by my Overseers 
hereafter named and the neate produce thereof be Equally 
divided amongst my Children my sone John Winslow onely 
Excepted and to have no part thereof : Item I give and be- 
queath unto my sone Benjamin the full sume of one hundred 
pounds to be paid him by my Executo r or overseers hereafter 
named when he shall attaine the Age of twenty one yeares 
Item my Will is that if my sone Edward Winslow shall see 
cause to relinquish his s d part and intrest in the s d Katch 
Speedwell and her proceeds : then my Will is that he shall 
have one quarter part of my Katch John's Adventure unto his 
owne proper use : And then the said Katch and Cargo to be 
Equally divided among my other Children : my son John Ex- 
cepted as afforesaid togather with my sone Edward from have- 
ing any part in the afforesaid Katch or Cargo Item I give and 
bequeath unto my grandchild Susanna Latham the sume of 
thirty pounds in mony to be paid her at the day of her marriage 
And to the rest of my Daughter Latham's Children I give and 
bequeath unto Each of them five pound pr peece to be paid 
unto them as they shall come to age or the day of marriage 
Item I give and bequeath unto my sone Edward Winslows 
Children the sume of five pounds pr peece to be paid unto them 
23 they shall come to age or the day of Marriage Item I give 
and bequeath unto my sone Edward Grey his children that he 
had by my Daughter Mary Grey the sume of twenty pounds 
pr peece to be paid unto them when they come to age or the 
foy of their respective marriages Item I give unto my sone 
Joseph Winslow's two Children five pounds pr peece to be paid 
unto them as afforesaid Item I give unto my Grandchild Mercy 
Harris her two Children five pounds apeece to be paid unto 



132 John Winslow s Will and Inventory. 

them as afforesaid Item I give and bequeath unto my Kinsman 
Josiah Winslow now Governo r of New Plimoth the sume of 
twenty pounds to be paid unto him by my overseers in Goods : 
Item I give unto my Brother Josiah Winslow the sume of 
twenty pounds to be paid unto him by my overseers in Goods : 
both in convenient time after my decease Item I give unto my 
kinswoman Eleano r Baker the Daughter of my Brother Kene- 
lem Winslow five pounds to be paid her in goods by my over- 
seers in convenient time after my decease Item my will is that 
what my Estate shall amount unto more then will pay funeral! 
Charges My Debts and Legacyes in this my will given and 
bequeathed it shall be divided (after the Decease of my said 
wife) among my seaven Children in Equall proportions Except 
any one of my said Children shall have any Extraordinary 
providence befall them by way of any Eminent Losse then that 
part of my Estate that shall remaine as afforesaid shall be 
divided & distributed according to the prudence and discression 
of my overseers hereafter named or any two of them : Item 
my will is that in case any of my now children shall dye before 
my said wife that then his or their proportion of the said re- 
maineing Estate shall be disposed to his or their Children if 
they have any : if not, then that part or parts shall be equally 
divided amongst the survivors of my said Children : Item I 
give to M r Paddyes Widdow five pounds as a token of my love 
Item my will is that my Negro Girle Jane (after she hath 
served twenty yeares from the date hereof) shall be free : and 
that she shall serve my wife during her live and after my wifes 
decease she shall be disposed of according to the discression 
of my overseers hereafter named or any two of them : Item I 
doe nominate and appoint my sone John Winslow the sole 
Executo r of this my last Will and testament. Item I doQ 
hereby nominate & appoint my love(ing) ffriends M r Thomas 
Brattle M r William Tailer and M r John Winsley my Overseers 
to see this my will performed so farr as they can : And I doe 
hereby give unto my said Overseers five pounds apeece in 
mony as a token of my love Item my will is that my said Over- 
seers or any two of them shall & hereby have full power to 
make saile of any part of any of my vessell or vessells that I 
have not hereby disposed of : And also any other goods wares 



John Wins low s Will and Inventory. 133 

and merchandize for the best advantage of my afforesaid Chil- 
dren : And better paym* of other Legacyes by me hereby given 
& bequeathed : Item my will is that during the absence of my 
said Executo r my Overseers above named or any two of them 
have full power to act in all matters and things respec(ting) 
this my will as if he was personally p r sent : And farther my 
Will is that my said Executo r shall not act in any matter 
or thing respecting this my Will with out the advice and con- 
sent of my said overseers or two of them And that my Ex- 
ecuto r shall not under any pretence whatsoever claime any 
more of my Estate then I have hereby bequeathed him In 
Witnesse whereof I the said John Winslow Sen 1 * have hereunto 
set my hand & seale the day and yeare first above written 
Signed sealed & published by John winslow (seal) 

John Winslow Sen r as his last will 
& Testam* in the p r sence of us — 
John Joyliffe 
John Hayward scr: 

John Hayward appeared in Court this 21 th of may 1674 & 
made oath that hee was present & subscribed his name as a 
witness to this Instrum t w ch John Winslow signed Sealed & 
published to bee his last will & Testam* & y t when hee soe did 
hee was of a sound disposing Minde to y e best of his Knowl- 
edge this done as Attests ffreeGrace Bendali 

Record 1 " 

M r Jn° Joliffe appeared in Court this 31 th of July 1674 & made 
Oath that beeing present subscribed his name as a witness to 
this Instrum t w ch Jn° Winslow signed sealed & published to 
bee his last will & testam* & that when hee soe did hee was of 
a sound disposing mind to y e best of his Knowledge this thus 
done as Attests ffreeGrace Bendali Record r 

An Inventory of the Estate of m r John Winslow sen r De- 
ceased taken by us whose names are under written this 27 th of 
8 ber 1674 the perticulars are as ffolloweth 

Imp re The Household stuff in y* house in sundry things 

Apprised w th his wareing apparell Att 200 00 00 

In new England money 500 00 00 



134 John Winslow s Will and Inventory. 

In peeces of Eight 500^- peeces 133 09 04 

6 french Crownes at 001 10 00 

Eleven Crosse Dollers at 5 s 6 d pr peece 003 00 06 

In English money 003 03 00 

2 Barriils of porke 004 19 00 

Money Received of Captaine Curwin 005 04 00 

Money Received of m r John Richards 012 10 00 

Money Received for canvas 010 01 00 

two Butts & halfe of sugar sold 032 18 06 

Money Received of James Andrews 001 17 04 

Money Received of Steephen Hescott 017 18 00 
Produce of the Ketch Speedwell with her Cargo Charges 

Deducted 330 00 00 
the produce of the Barke Mary & part of her Cargo 

Beinge sold the Charges beinge Deducted 209 00 00 
To a parcell of Goods Received pr Elias Parkman from 

England sold & with the Advance Amounts to 145 00 00 

To a quarter part of the pinke Jane & Sarah sold for no 00 00 
To Another quarter of Ditto Ketch given to m r Edward 

winslow vallued at no 00 00 

To a hogshead of sugar Came from Nevis vallued Att 006 00 00 

To 6 hogsheads of tobacco sold for 032 17 06 

To a parcell of leafe & Role tobacco unsold vallued att 040 00 00 

To old England goods unsold vallued Att 004 00 00 

To the Dwellinge house Garden & land Ajoyninge to itt 450 00 00 
To cash due from the tresures as pr m r John Richards 

Receit 012 10 00 

To money Due from Nathaniel fryer pr Bill 032 10 00 

Due from Nathaniell Winslow pr booke 004 05 00 

[p. 212] Due from Goodwife farnam 003 08 00 

Due from Goodwife Pearce pr booke 001 [8 02 

Due from Job Winslow pr booke 004 17 06 

Due from Nathaniell Walker pr booke 008 18 00 

Due from m r Joseph Rocke 200 00 00 

Due from m r Richard Patishall Above 009 00 co 



The whole sumne is two thousand nine hundred forty 2946 14 10 
six pounds fourteen shillings tenn pence, 

M r William Taylor & m r Jn° Winsley made Oath in Court 29 th of S b [ 
1674 : That this sheat of Paper conteynes a Just & tru Inventory oi 
the Estate of m r Jn° Winslow to the best of their Knowledge & that 
when they know more they will Discover the same this thus done as 
Attests ffreeGrace Bendall Record 1 " 



Bible Records of Sewall C. Allen and IVm.J. Hastings. 135 



THE BIBLE RECORDS OF SEWALL CHARLES ALLEN 
AND WILLIAM JONES HASTINGS.* 

Communicated by William Horace Davis, M.D. 

The Sewall Charles Allen Bible, now owned by his son, 
Charles E. Allen of Malone, N. Y., is a " Kimber and Sharp- 
less' Stereotyped Edition," printed in Philadelphia; the date 
has been cut out. The bible is in a very dilapidated condition, 
several entire chapters being lost. In fact the family record 
pages which were once between the Old and New Testaments 
are now completely detached and somewhat torn. 

All the records previous to 1S4S are in the handwriting of 
Sewall Charles Allen and were made at one time. 

Descendants of Elijah Allen born May 12, 1758, know that 
he moved from Brookfield, Mass., to Craftsbury, Vermont. 
Mitchell's History of Bridgewater gives the birth of an Elijah 
Allen (son of William) in 1758 who moved to Brookfield. The 
East Bridgewater town-clerk writes that the exact date of birth 
of the Elijah Allen mentioned by Mitchell was May 12, 1758. 
Thus the two Elijah Allen's are shown to be one and the same. 
Mitchell's Bridgewater shows that this Elijah Allen was grand- 
son of Susanna Mitchell who was great, great, grand daughter 
of Francis Cooke. 

Births. 

Elijah Allen Bom May 12 th 1758 
Hannah Allen Born May 31 th 1760 

Children 

William Allen Born Oct 14 th 17S4 
Philabe Allen Born March 10 th 1786 
Susannah Allen Bron Oct 20 th 1787 
Hamilton Allen Bom Dec 2S :h 1789^ 
Reuben Allen Born Apr 15 th 17901 
Oliver Allen Born Apr 8 lh 1792 
Betsey Allen Born May 5 th 1794 
Elijah Allen Born Sept 9 th 1796 
Samuel Allen Brorn Mar 28 th 1798 
Maria Allen Born Oct 17 th 1799 
Hannah Allen Born May 28 th 1801 
Hollis F Allen Born Aug 2 th 1S04 
Sewall C Allen Born Feb 5 th 1806 

• Photographs of these records have be^-n deposited with this Society, 
f These dates are given as entered in the bibie. 



136 Bible Records of Sewall C. Allen and Wm.J. Hastings. 

Births. 

Sewall C Allen Born Feb 5 th 1S06 
Maria S Allen Born July 12 th 18 14 

Marid Dec 11 th 1834 
Henry O Allen Born Sept 21 th 1835 
Charles E Allen Born Aug 21 th 1842 
Jenette S Allen Born Feb 14 th 1844 
Augusta M Allen Born July 28 th 1846 

Deaths. 

Elijah Allen Died July 15 th 1845. 
Hannah Allen Died Feb 28 th 1S40 

Children 

William Allen Died Feb 6 th 1S66 
Philabe Allen Died Feb 7* 1842 
Susannah Allen Died Nov 1861 
Hamilton Allen Died Apr i th 181 1 
Reuben Allen Died Apr 7 th 1872 
Oliver Allen died Sept 15 th 1872 
Betsey Allen Died Nov 16 th 1849 
Elijah Allen Died March 31 th 181 1 
Samuel Allen Died Apr 5 th 181 1 
Maria Allen Died Feb 28 1847 
Hannah Allen Died May 30 th 1870 
Hollis F Allen died Sept 22 th 1872 

Maria S Allen Died Aug 31 st 1S82 

Henry O Allen Died Nov 17 th 1S69 

Nettie A Allen died Jun I st 1S90 

Augusta M. Allen Thompson Died March 2 1885. 

The William Jones Hastings Bible, now owned by his grand- 
son, the writer, was published in 1828 by Edmund Cushing, 
Lunenburg, Mass. The Family Record pages are between the 
Old and New Testaments and have the following records, all 
written at various times by William Jones Hastings, except his 
own death. 

Births. 

Joel Hastings was born Sept 19 th 1765 
Cynthia his wife was born March 11 th 1775 

Their offspring 

Cynthia Brown Saturday March 12 th 1796 
Lemuel Monday Oct. 30 th 1797 
Elizabeth Wait Wednesday May 29 th 1799 
Mary Arnold Saturday Aug 22 nd 1801 
W m Jones Sunday Nov 6 th 1803 
Jonathan Jenks Monday Aug 19 th 1805 



Bible Records of Sewall C. Allen a?id Wm.J. Hastings. 137 

Lambert Wednesday April 8 th 1807 
Hubbard Saturday June 10 th 1S09 
Joel Friday Nov S th 18 11 
Harriet Maria Saturday June 22 nd 18 16 

Elijah Rawson born 20 th Aug 1781 
Susannah his Wife 20 th Oct. 17S7 

Their Offspring 

Clarissa Matilda 20 th Sept 1805 
Eliza Hamilton 3 d Jan. 1807 
Emeline Peirce 3 d Sep. 1808 
William Allen 2 nd Nov 18 10 
Horace Lewis 25 th Dec. 18 15 
Edward Elijah 26 th Jan. 1S18 
Susan Maria 14 th Apl. 1820 
Augustus 9 th June 1823 
Charles Hamilton 16 th July 1S28 

Marriages. 
Joel Hastings maried Cythia Jenks March 29 th 1795 

Their offspring 

William J. Hastings Married Eliza H. Rawson April 12 th 1830. 

Cynthia B. Married Thomas Leland 1816 

Lemuel Married Hannah Holton 

Jon a Jenks Married Eliza Higbee 

Lambbert Married Martha Holton & after her decease Mira Mills 

Hubbard Married Betsey Fletcher 

Joel Married Emily Knapp 

Harriet M. Married Reuben Sanderson 

Children of W m & Eliza H Hastings 

Edward L Hastings Married Nancy Morse Nov. 10 th 1864 
Eliza C. Married William Chamberlin Jan. i st 1867 
Julia R. Marrid Geo. W Davis Oct. 14 1864 

Elijah Rawson married Sussannah Allen 20 th Sept 1804 

Their Offspring 

Clarissa M Married Hollis Boynton 

Eliza H Married W. J. Hastings 

Emeline P. Married W m Clapp 

William A. Married Julia Root 

Edward E. Married Lizzie Clark 

Augustus Y Married Eliza Root & Mary Scott 

Charles H Married Mary Blake 



1 38 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

Deaths. 

Joel Hastings Died Sunday March 26, 1820 
Cynthia his wife Saturday Aug. 17 1S16 

Their offspring 

Mary Arnold Hastings Died Tuesday July 27 th 1802 

Lemuel Hastings 2 nd Died Feb 1837 

Elizabeth Wait Hastings Carleton Died Monday December 24 th 1838 

Harriot M. H Sanderson died July 7 th 1855 

Thomas Leland Died March 3 d 1S49 

Jona J Hastings Died Feb 4 ,h 1S66 

Eliza Rawson Hastings Died Nov 21 st 1877 

William Jones Hastings Died April I st 1S91 

Elijah Rawson Died Tuesday April 25 th 1837 
Susan Rawson Died Nov 27 th 1861 
Emma Peirce Clapp Died Sept 23 th 1864 
Clarisa M Boynton Died 1SS2 

Children of W J & E H Hastings 

Hollis B. Hastings Died Aug. 17 th 184 1 
Julia Hastings Davis died Sept 5 th 1873 
Eliza Hastings Chamberlin Died Dec 14 th 1882 



PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS* 

( Continued from page Sj.) 

[Vol. II, Pt. I, p. 69] 

1653 Bradford Gov r 

Meraorand 

That Richard Sparrow of the towne of Eastham in the gov- 
erment of New Plymouth in New England Doth acknowlidge 
that for and in considracon of the summe of eight pounds to 
him in hand paied by George Bonum of the towne of Plymouth 
in the Goverment aforsaid planter hee hath freely and abso- 
lutly bargained allianated and sold unto the said George Bonum 
all that his house and garden plott on which the house standeth ; 
being Scittuate in Plymouth aforsaid in the south street neare 
the mill together with six acres of upland bee it more or lesse 
lying in the new feild soe called being neare the towne of 
Plymouth aforsaid which said six acres of upland lyeth 80 pole 
in length and twelve in breadth and is bounded on the one side 
with the land of John Wood and on the other side with a smale 



Plymouth Colojiy Deeds, 139 

prcell of land which was somtimes the land of Robert Paddoke 
Deceased ; To have and to hold the said house and garden 
spott with all the ffence or ffences in or upon the said garden 
spott with all the fruit trees of any kind on the said misteed or 
garden spott ; together with the six acres more or lesse in the 
new feild bounded and lying as aforsaid unto the said George 
Bonum his heires and assignes for ever the said p r mises with 
all and singulare the appurtenances belonging unto the said 
p r mises or any prte or prcell therof to appertaine unto the onely 
proper use and behoofe of him the said George Bonuna his 
heires and assignes for ever; 

This sale abovesaid was acknowlidged and the wife of the said 
Richard Sparrow gave her free consent unto the same before 
M r Prence asistant 

Memorand : the 2 cond of August 1653 
That John Cooke senior of the towne of Plymouth Doth ac- 
knowlidge that for and in consideracon of the summe of three 
pound to him alreddy paied by Thomas Lettice of Plym : afor- 
said carpenter hee hath freely and absolutly bargained allianated 
and sold unto the said Thomas Lettice an house and garden 
plot on which the said house standeth being Scittuate in 
plymouth aforsaid in the north street lying and being next 
unto the house and garden plott in which the said Thomas 
Lettice now liveth ; To have and to hold the said house and 
garden plott next adioyning unto the garden place or misteed 
on which the said Thomas Lettice now liveth ; unto the said 
Thomas Lettice his heires and assignes for ever ; The said 
p r mises with all and singular the appurtenances belonging ther- 
unto or unto any prte therof to belonge unto the onely proper 
use and behoofe of him the said Thomas Lettice his heires and 
assignes for ever ; 
This sale was acknowlidged before captaine Willett asistant ; 

[p. 71] 1653 Bradford Gov r 

The 2 cond of August 1653 

Memorandum That Thomas Savory senior of Plymouth and 
Ann his wife Doe by these p r sents covenant with Thomas Lettice 
of Plymouth aforsaid Carpenter ; That theire sonn Thomas 
Savory Juni aged five yeares or therabouts on the 15 th Day of 












. 









140 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

-March last past before the Date heerof shall Remayne and con- 
tinue with the said Thomas Lettice untill hee bee of the age of 
one and twenty yeares ; During which time the said Thomas 
Savory the younger is to bee with the said Thomas Lettice after 
the mannor of an apprentice ; And the said Thomas Lettice is to 
find unto his said apprentice During the said time meat Drinke 
apparrell washing and lodgin(g) and all other nessesaries fitt for 
one in his Degree and calling and to teach an(d) Instruct his 
said apprentice in the arte or trade of an house carpenter in as 
able mannor as himselfe can prforme it, likewise During the 
aforsaid tearme of tim(e) the aforsaid Thomas Savory is to Doe 
and prforme unto his said master all faithfull service and not to 
neglect his said masters busines nor absent himselfe from the 
same by night or Day without Lycence from his said Master ; 
hee shall not marry or contracte himselfe in marriage to any 
During the said tearme hee shall not Imbezell purloyne or 
steale any of his goods or Reveale any of such seacrets that 
ought to bee kept but shall behave himselfe in every Respecte 
as an obeidient and faithfull servant ought to Doe as well in 
word as in Deed furthermore the said Thomas Lettice cove- 
nanted by these p r sents that the said Thomas Savory shalbee 
by him or his appointment and att his charge Taught to Read 
and write the English Tongue ; And incase the said Thomas 
Lettice shall Decease before his said apprentice attaine the age 
of one and twenty yeares That notwithstanding the said Thomas 
Savory the younger shalbee and Remayne with Ann the wife of 
the said Thomas Lettice the Remayneder of his time unexpired 
During her widdowhood but incase shee marry againe then the 
said Thomas Savory the younger shalbee free And incase the 
said Thomas Savory the younger Doth continnue with the wife of 
the aforsaid Thomas Lettice untill his time bee expired then shee 
is to Doe and prforme all such conditions as the said Thomas 
Lettice on his prte should have Donn : and prformed excepting 
onely the Teaching of the Trad of a carpenter abovemencioned 
or causing the same to bee taught which shee is heerby wholly 
freed from ; and Lastly when the tearme of time abovemencioned 
is by the said Thomas Savory the younger fully attained ; that 
then the said Thomas Lettice or Ann his wife (in case shee bee 
the longer liver) shall provide for and Deliver unto theire said 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 141 

apprentice two suites of apparell viz one for best and another for 
working Daies and alsoe hee the said Thomas Lettice or Ann ; 
his wife shall Deliver unto theire said apprentice certaine Car- 
penters tooles videlicett one broad axe two playnes two Augers 
and a sett of Chissels; & an hand saw; In Witnesse of the 
p r mises that they shalbee faithfully prformed the prties above- 
said have heerunto sett to theire hands 

in the p r sence of Thomas Lettice marke 

Nathaniell Morton Thomas Savorey 

[p. 73] The deed on this page will be found on page 64 of 
Volume II of The Mayflower Descendant, 
[p. 75] 1653 Bradford Gov r 

These are to signifye that upon a claime made by Nathaniell 
Warren as heire to the lands of Richard Warren late of Plymouth 
and by Reason alsoe of a petition prefered to the court held att 
Plymoth the seaventh of June 1653 by m is Jane Collyare in 
behalfe of her grandchild the wife of the said Nathaniell War- 
ren conserning sundry passages and Discourses between her 
and m is Elizabeth Warren y e mother of the said Nathaniell 
Warren about the time of theire contract; by which the said 
m is Collyare Did conceive her grandchild should by promise 
have been Invested and entersed in more lands then the said m* 
Warren Doth now acknowlidge By Reason wherof many great 
and sad Differences were like to arise between the prties abov- 
said and the said m is Warren and her other children to whom 
shee had Desposed som prte of her lands to theire great Dis- 
content if not undoeing ; The case was Refered by both prties; 
videlecett the said Nathaniell Warren and m u Jane Collyare on 
the one prtie and m is Elizabeth Warren on the other prtie 
To M r Willam Bradford M r Thomas Prence captaine Myies 
Standish and captaine Thomas Willett as arbetrators chosen 
Indiff(e)rently by them to end Deside Issue and finnally De- 
termine all contraversies Differences and claimes about this 
matter that hath arisen or may for ever arise heerafter for 
which end the prties abovesaid were all and every of them 
bound in an assumsett of an hundred pounds apeece to stand 
to theire award which is as followeth 

first That the said Nathaniell W T arren shall enjoy to him and 
his heires for ever all that land which hee is now possessed of - r 



142 The Vital Records of B^idgewater, Mass. 

and moreover shall have two thirds of those lands called pur- 
chase lands as yett unlayed out ; 

2 condiy And m* Warren shall enjoy that three acres of land 
bee it more or lesse lying neare to the lotts of Nathaniell War- 
ren ; Dureing her life ; but after her Decease it shall come to 
Nathaniell Warren 

3 di y shee and her children (viz m^ Warren aforsaid) shall 
quietly enjoy all the Rest of her lands and all of them to whom 
shee hath alreddy att any time heer(to)fore Desposed any prte 
therof by gift sale or otherwise or shall heerafter Doe the same 
To them and theire heires for ever without any trouble or 
rnolestacon ; 

4 1 ? Lastly the said Nathaniell Warren shall for ever cease 
all other or further claimes suites questions or any molestations 
or Disturbance att any time heerafter conserning the p r mises ; 
but that his said mother and all her children or any other to 
whom shee hath any way Desposed any lands or shall heerafter 
Doe the same ; But that they may quietly and peacably posesse 
and enjoy the same they and theire heires for ever without any 
molestation from him and his att any time heerafter ; This 
Determination and award wee have signed under our hands 
The eleventh of June 1653 Willam Bradford 

Thomas Prence Myles Standish Thomas Willett 

The obligation binding to stand to this award is recorded in 
the forgoeing leafe of this booke 

(7V be continued.') 



THE VITAL RECORDS OF BRIDGEWATER, MASS. 

(^Contimied from page /o.) 

[Vol. II, p. 1] The birth of the children of Joseph & Hannah Alden 
in Bridgwater 

Daniel Allden was born Janua r 29 th Anoq Do 1690 

Joseph Allden was born August 24 Anoq Dom 1693 ^ n d Dec d Decem- 
ber y e 19 th in 1695 

Eleazar Allden was born Sep 1 y e 27 th Anoq Dom 1694 

Kannah Allden was born Febru r y e i st Anoq Do 1696 

Mary Allden was born April y« 10 th Anoq Dotu 1699 



The Vital Records of Bridgewater, Mass. 143 

2^ Joseph Allden was born Sep 1 y e 5* Anoq Dom 1700 and Dec d October 



y« 25 th in 1 704 
Jonathan .Allden was born December 3 d An Do 1703 and Dec d Nov y € 

10 th in 1704 
Samuel Allden was born August y e 20 th Ano Do 1 705 
Mehetabel Allden was born October 18 th Anno Dom 1707 
Seth Allden was born July 6 th Anno Dom 1710 

Joseph Alden first above named Died Decern^ ye 22 d An Dom 1747 
Hannah Alden Wife of y« above named Joseph Alden died January y* 

14 th Ano Dom 1747 

Tne birth of the children of Nicholas & Mary Byram 

1 Bithia Byram was born October the 27 th Anno Dom 1678 

2 Margret Byram was born February y e 26 Anno Dom 16S1 

3 Mehetabel Byram was born Septem 1 " 28 Anno Dom 16S3 
Bithia Byram & Margret Byram both Dec d Nov 20 th 1685 

4 Their fourth child was a son born January iS. 1685 and dyed March 

the ninteenth 16S6 

5 Nicholas Byram was born March y e 11 th Anno Dom 1687 

6 Mary Byram was born March the 10 th Anno Dom 1690 

7 Ebenezer Byram was born October y e I st Anno Dom 1692 

8 Josiah Byram was born May y e 3 d Anno Dom 1698 

9 Joseph Byram was born January iS th Anno Dom 1701 

[p. 2] The birth of the children of Nathanael and Susanna Ames 
Nathanael Ames was born July the 2 2 d Anno Dom 1708 
Susanna Ames was born June y e 13 th Anno Dom 1 7 1 1 
Seth Ames was born March 19 th Anno Dom 1712/13 
Sarah Ames was born July 28 th Anno Domi 17 16 

Samuel Edson the parent of the Children hereafter named died April y* 

10 th 1 7 19 
Susanna Edson y« Wife of Samuel Edson died march y* 12 th An Dom 

1741/2 
The birth of the children of Samuel & Susanna Edson 
Susanna Edson was born January 15 th Anno Dom 1678/9 
Elisabeth Edson was born August 29 th Anno Dom 1684 
Samuel Edson was born January 14 Anno Dom 16S9/90 

The birth of the children of Thomas & Man' Ames 

Thomas Ames was born February 6 th Anno Dom 1706/7 

Solomon Ames was born January 16 Anno' Dom 1708/9 

Joseph Ames was born May 6 th Anno Dom 1711 

Ebenezer Ames was born April 15 th Anno Dom 1715 

Mary Ames was born June 20 th Anno Dom 1717 

Susanna Ames was born May 4 th 1720 

Nathan Ames was born July 4 th Anno Domi 1722 

Sarah Ames was born December the 31 st Anno Domini 1724 

Bettie Ames was born December y e 15 th Anno Domini 1727 

( To be continued.} 



144 Alice (Southworth) Bradford's Will and Inventory. 



ALICE (CARPENTER) (SOUTHWORTH) BRADFORD'S 
WILL AND INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from the Original Records^ 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Alice (Carpenter) (Southworth) Bradford died at Plymouth 
on Saturday, 26 March/5 April, 1670, having survived her sec- 
ond husband, Governor William Bradford, nearly thirteen years. 
She was buried on the following Tuesday, and it is probable 
that the desire expressed in her will "that my body may be 
Intered as neare unto my Deceased husband ; m r Willam Brad- 
ford : as Conveniently may be ; " was faithfully carried out. 

Her will and inventory are found in the Plymouth Colony 
Wills and Inventories, Volume III, Part I, pages 2-5. 



The Last Will and Testament of mistris Allice Bradford seni r 
of Plymouth Deceased ; exhibited to the Court held att Plym- 
outh in New England the j lh Day of June Ann° Dom 1670 on 
the oathes of Nathaniel : Morton and Leift : Ephraim Morton ; 
as followeth ; 

I Allis Bradford seni r of the Towne of Plymouth in the Juris- 
diction of New Plymouth widdow : being weake in body but of 
Disposing mind and p r fect memory blessed be God; not know- 
ing how soone the Lord may please to take mee out of this 
world unto himselfe : Doe make and ordaine this to be my last 
Will and Testament ; in manor and forme as followeth ; Imp r 
I bequeath my soule to god that gave it and my body to the 
Dust in hope of a Joyf ull resurrection unto Glory ; Desiring that 
my body may be Intered as neare unto my Deceased husband; 
m r Willam Bradford : as Conveniently may be ; and as for my 
worldly estate I Dispose of it as followeth; Impri s I give and 
bequeath unto my Deare sister Mary Carpenter; the bed I now 
lye on with the furniture : therunto belonging and a paire of 
sheets and a good Cow and a yearling heiffer and a younge mare 
Item I give and bequeath unto my son m r Constant Southworth 
my Land att Paomett : viz : all my Purchase land there : with all 



Alice (SouthzvortJi) Bradford's Will arid Inventory. 145 

my rights p r ivilidges and appurtenances therunto belonging ; 
To him and his heires and assignes for ever ; Item I give and 
bequeath unto my said son Constant Southworth and unto my 
son m r Joseph Bradford : the one halfe of my sheep : to be 
equally Devided betwixt them; and the other halfe to my son 
Captaine Willam Bradford Item I give unto my said son Joseph 
Bradford my paire of working oxen and a white heiffer ; Item 
I give unto my honored frend m r Thomas Prence one of the 
bookes that were my Deare husbands Library ; which of them hee 
shall Choose ; Item I give unto my Deare Grand child Elizabeth 
howland ; the Daughter of my Deare son Captaine Thomas South- 
worth Deceased; the sume of seaven pounds; for the use and 
benifitt of her son James howland Item I give unto my servant 
maide Mary Smith a Cow Calfe to be Delivered her the next 
springe if I Decease this winter ; and if I Doe not Decease this 
winter ; my will is that shee have one Delivered to her out of 
my estate in som short time after my Decease ; all the rest of 
my estate not Disposed of allreddy by this my last Will and 
Testament ; as above said ; I give and bequeath unto my sonnes 
m r Constant Southworth Captaine Willam Bradford and m r 
Joseph Bradford to be equally Devided amongst them in equall 
and alike proportions ; In Witnes that this is my Last Will 
and Testament I the said Allice Bradford have heerunto sett 
my hand and seale ; this twenty ninth day of December Ann° 
Dom one Thousand six hundred sixty nine ; 
Signed and sealed The marke of 

in the p r sence off Allice Bradford seni r 

Ephraim Morton And her (seale) 

Nathaniel : Morton Witnesses 

[p. 3] A true Inventory of the estate of mistris Allice Brad- 
ford seni r : Late Deceased aprised by {worn) names are under 
written this 31 of March 1670 and exhibited to the Court 
of his Ma(^r«) held att New Plymouth the seaventh Day of 
June Ann° : Dom one Thousand six hundr(ed) and seaventy \ 
on the oath of mistris Mary Carpenter ; 

Imp r 8 Cowes 20 00 00 

Item 2 yearlings 01 10 00 

Item a 2 yeare old steer 01 10 00 

Item a steer of 4 yeare old 02 10 00 






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146 Alice (Sonthworth) Bradford's Will and Inventory. 

Item 1 : 2 yeare old heiffer 01 10 00 

Item 1 old horse and three mares 10 00 00 

Item 17 sheep and 2 lambes 07 oo 00 

In the New Parlour Chamber 

Item 1 bed a bolster and 2 pillowes 03 10 00 

Item 1 green ru gg and 1 Coverlid & 2 blanketts 03 00 00 

Item a bedsteed & Curtaines and vallence 02 00 00 

Item 2 Chaires 00 15 00 

Item 3 wrought stooles 00 11 00 

Item one Table and Carpett 01 05 00 

Item a Carved Chest 01 00 00 

In the outward Parlour Chamber : 

a bedsteed and Curtaine and vallence and settle 01 10 00 

In the old parlour Chamber ; 

Item a smale bed 2 blanketts 1 Coverlid & a pillow 03 10 00 

Item 1 old green Cloth Goune 00 10 00 

Item 8 yards of hommade Cloth 01 04 00 

Item 2 Chestes 00 10 00 

Item 2 Iron beames 1 hogshed 1 barrell and other old lumber or 05 00 

In the studdy in bookes 

Item m r Perkins two of them 

Item 3 of Docter Willetts on genises exodus & Daniel ; 

Item Guicksarraden 

Item the history of the Church 

Item Peter Martirs Comon places 

Item Cartwright on remise Testament 

Item the history of the Netherlands 

Item Peter Martir on the Romans 

Item Moors workes on the New Testament 

Item Cottons Concordance 

Item Speeds history of the world 

Item Weams Christian Sinnagogue & the protracture of the ) « 

Image of God j 

Item the Meathod of Phisicke 00 02 00 

Item Calvins harmony and his Coment on the actes 00 08 00 

Item Downhams 2 cond : p r te of Christian warfare 00 03 00 

Item m r Cottons answare to m r Williams 00 02 00 

Item Taylers libertie of Prophesye 00 01 06 

Item Gouges Domesticall Dutyes 00 02 06 

Item the Institutions or reasons Discused & observations") 

Divine and morrall the synode of Dort and the Appol- [• 00 06 00 
ogye ) 

Item m r Ainsworth workes the Counterpoison & the tryall 00 02 00 
Item m r Ainsworth on Genises exodus & livitticus 00 04 00 

Item Calvin on Genises 00 02 06 

Item Dike on the Deceightfulnes of mans hart 00 01 06 



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Alice {Sonthworth) Bradford's Will and Inventory, 147 

Item Gifford refuted 00 00 06 

hem Dod on the Comaundements and others of his 00 03 00 

J tern 53 smale bookes 01 06 06 
Item Calvin on the epistles in Duch : and Divers other Duch 



bookes j 



00 15 00 

Item 2 bibles 01 00 00 

Item the actes of the Church 00 05 00 

Item 3 of m r Bridgg : his workes 01 00 00 

Item the Lives of the fathers 00 03 00 

Item a skin of buffe 00 15 00 

[p. 4] In the old Parlour 

Item 1 feather bed 1 bolster 2 ruggs and a blankett 03 00 00 

Item a bedsted & settle Curtaine and vailence 01 10 00 

Item a Court Cubbert 01 00 00 

Item a Table and forme and 2 stooies 01 05 00 

Item 1 great lether Chaire 00 08 00 

Item 2 great wooden Chaires 00 06 00 

Item 1 great winscott Chist and a Cubbert 01 00 00 
Item 2 boxes and a Deske and a wrought stoole and an old ) 

r- c i. L\ fOO 12 OO 

Case of bottles j 

Item 2 guns and a paire of bandaleers 01 00 00 

The plate 

Item the great beer bowle 03 00 00 

Item another beer bowle 02 00 00 

Item a wine Cupp 01 00 00 

Item a salt 02 15 00 

Item a trencher salt & a Drame Cupp 00 15 00 

Item (*) silver spoones 02 09 00 

Item a silver Dish 01 15 00 

Item 2 blanketts 00 10 00 
Item 1 Diaper Table Cloth and a Dozen of Diaper Napkins 02 00 00 

Item another Diaper Table Cloth and 7 Diaper napkins 01 10 00 

Item 2 holland Table clothes 00 15 00 

Item 1 old Cubbert Cloth 00 03 00 

Item 4 pillow beers 00 08 00 

Item 5 towells 00 05 00 

Item 3 holland sheets 01 10 00 

Item 2 paire of Cotten and linnine sheets 01 05 00 

Item 19 Cotton and linnine Napkins 00 15 00 

Item a paire of pillowbears 00 04 00 

Item a nother paire of pillowbears 00 02 06 

Item 5 sheets 01 10 00 

Item in shiftes and other wearing linnine 03 00 00 

Item a Dingcastor hatt 01 05 00 

Item her wearing Clothes and a little peece of bayes 12 00 00 
Item a wicker baskett ; galley potts & glasses & such ) 

smale thinges of Little vallue ) ° 

* This appears to be a 7 written over a 4. 



148 Alice (Southworih) Bradford's Will and Inventory. 

in the great Parlour 

Item 2 great Carved Chaires 01 04 00 

Item a Table and forme and Carpett 01 05 00 

Item 10 Cushens 01 00 00 

Item a Causlett and hedpeece 01 10 00 

Item 4 great lether Chaires 01 04 00 

Item in glasses and earthen ware 00 04 00 

Item a Case and five knives 00 05 00 

Item a rest & some other odde thinges 00 02 00 

In the Kitchen 

Item 24 pewter platters and a brim bason 07 00 00 

Item 2 fflaggons : 2 quart potts & 3 pint potts 01 00 00 

Item 6 smale pewter Dishes and a smale bason 00 10 00 

Item 7 porrengers 00 06 00 

Item 6 pewter plates 00 09 00 

Item 2 pewter Candlestickes & a saltseller 00 06 00 

Item 3 Chamber potts and three smale sawcers and pewter ) 

funnell ; J y 

Item 2 pye plates 00 06 00 

Item a tinning pan and 2 Coverings & a lanthorne 00 02 00 

[p. 5] Item 1 great Jugg and 5 smaller ones 4 earthen pans ) ,#v 

and 2 earthen potts j ~ v ' 

Item 2 ffrench kettles 01 10 00 

Item an old warming pan 00 03 00 

Item 1 little ffrench kettle 00 03 00 

Item 2 brasse kettles 00 15 00 

Item a Duch pan 00 04 00 

Item 3 brasse skilletts 00 04 00 

Item 1 old brasse skimer and Ladle 00 01 00 

Item 3 brasse Candle stickes and a brasse pestle and Mortor 00 09 00 

Item a paire Andjrons 00 10 00 

Item a Chafeing Dish and a stew pan 00 10 00 

Item 1 Iron skillett and an Iron kettle 00 10 00 

Item 2 Iron potts 00 16 00 

Item 2 paire of pothangers and 2 paire of pott hookes 00 08 00 

Item 2 paire of tonggs and 2 fier shovells 00 05 00 

Item 2 spitts and a gridjron and an Iron Driping pan 00 10 00 

Item a paire of Iron rakes 00 10 00 

Item 4 Dozen of trenchers 00 02 06 

Item a box Iron 2 gallon glasse bottles and three pottle ) 

bottles \ °° °5 00 

Item a spining wheele a bucking tubb 2 pailes 2 kimnells two ) fi 

bowles 4 smale wooden Dishes 1 tray 2 Burchen trayes J ° 

Item Scales & waightes with an Iron beame 00 07 00 

Item 2 beer barrells 00 04 00 

Item a p r sell of sheepes woole 00 03 00 

Item 2 smale swine 00 10 00 

•Worn. 



Barnstable, Mass. y Vital Records. 149 

Item in Mony 00 16 00 

Item a silver bodkin 00 04 00 

Item in provision 01 10 00 

Item one halfe hogshed and a smale p r sell of salt; 00 03 00 

Item one paire of oxen in M r Joseph Bradfords hand 

prised by sume totall 162 17 00 

George Watson 

Ephraim Morton 

Willam harlow ; 
Captaine Willam Bradford and m r Joseph Bradford haveing the Cattle 

after named in theire Costody when the estate was prised ; Did give in 

the number and kind of them upon theire oathes as followeth ; 

Item 4Co\ves 2 Calves one oxe 4 yeare old ; one heifier ) and hee was 
of two yeare old and 14 sheep besides lambes ; > sworne to these 
were in Captaine Bradford Costody ) June 1670 

Item 2 oxen 4 Cowes 2 yearlinges one two yeare old \ and hee was 
steer 1 horse 2 mares 2 young Calves were in M r > sworne to this 
Joseph Bradfords Custody ) June 1670 

These were appertaining to the estate and forenamed in the Inventory ; 



BARNSTABLE, MASS-, VITAL RECORDS. 

( Continued from page ?j.) 

[Vol. I, p. 400] James Cob & Elizabeth Hallet were Joyned In Marriage 
18 of Sep' 1695 P r J onn Thacher Justice of y e peace 

James born 13 of Sepf 169S 

Sylvanus 25 of Nov 1- 1700 

Elisha 24 of Decern 1- 1702 

Jesse 15 of April 1705 

Seth 15 of April 1707 

Ebenezer 7 of March 1709 Decesed In Sept 17 10 

Jude 24 of June 1711 

Nathan born y e 15 of June 17 13 

Stephen born y e 27 of January 1716 

Elizabeth y e 18 of April 17 18 

Gershom Cob & Hannah Davis Married 24 of Feb 1702/3 pr Cap 
Sparrow 

Their son John Cob born 22 of May 1704 & Died In April 1706 

their Daughter Sarah born 27 of Octo r 1705 

Gershom born y e 15 of Nov r 1707 

his Second Sen John born y e 17 of Nov r 1709 

his Daughter Hannah August 29 171 1 

his Daughter Thankful July 10 17 14 

his Daughter Anne & Son Josiah Twins born y* 8 th of Decern : 17 16 

his Son Edward born 2 Novem r 171S 

Daughter Anne Died 4 Nov r 1720 

his Daughter Mary bom 14 June 1721 

Jonathan Cob & Hope Huckens xMaried 1 of March 1682/3 



150 Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records, 

Their Son Samuel born 23 of February 16S3 
Their son Jonathan born 26 of April 16S6 
Their son Ebenezer born 10 of April 1688 
Their son Joseph born 24 of August 1690 
their Daughter Lydia born 17 of January 1692 

[p. 401] The births of y e Children of William Crocker & Alice his Wife 

his son John born May i 5t 1637 

his Daughter Elizabeth Sept r 22 1639 

his Son Samuel 3 of July 1642 

Job born March 9 1644 

Josiah 19 Sept 1647 

Eleazer 21 of July 1650 

Joseph 1654 

Elizabeth Died May 1658 

his Son John Crocker Married with Mary Bodfish 1659 

his Daughter Elizabeth born octo r 7 1660 

his Son Jonathan born July 15 1662 

Mary his Wife Died In Decern 1662 

The S d John Crocker Married With Mary Bursley 25 April 1663 

his Son John Born 17 of Feb 1663 

his Daughter Hannah born 10 Octo r 1665 

his Son Joseph born 10 of March 166 7/8 

Benjamin Nathaniel Experience Jabez Mary Abigail & Bathshua his 

Children not entered when Born 
John Crocker Sen r Deceasd May 1711 

-Jonathan Son of John Crocker & Hannah Howland Married 20 May 1686 
Their Daughter Lydia born 26 of Sep tr 16S6 
Their Daughter Hannah bon 26 of March 1688 
Their Daughter Thankful born 6 of March 1690 
Their son Isaac born 4 of April 1692 
Reliance y e 28 of June 1694 
Jonathan Born y e 28 of Aug : 1696 
James born Sept 3 rd 1699 
Ephraim April 1702 & Died 1 of May 1704 

Joseph Son of John Crocker & Anne Howland Married iS Sep : 1691 
Their Daughter Deborah born Last Decern : 1691 
Their Daughter prudence Born 26 July 1692* 
Their son Benjamin born 5 th of April 1696 

John Son of John Crocker Married with Mary Bacon 5 of Nov 1702 pr 

M* Russel 
Their Daughter Sarah born 4 of January i7of 
his son Moses born 5 of April 1705 
his Daughter Mary born In July 1707 
his son John Born In Sep. 1709 
his Daughter Elizabeth born March 1710/n , 
his Wife Mary Deceased Last March 1710/11 

Job Son of William Crocker & Mary Walley Married y e beginning of 
Nov' 1668 

* This is evidently an error of the town clerk. 



Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 151 

Their first Son born about. 18 octo r 1669 

his Son Samuel born 15 of May 16 71 

his Son Thomas born 19 of Janua 1674 

r p. 402] S d Job Crocker Son of William Crocker Married With Hannah 

Tayler July 19 1680 
Their Daughter Mary born June 29 16S1 
Their son John Born February 24 th 1683 
Their Daughter Hannah born 2 Feb: 1685 
Their Daughter Elizabeth born May 15 1688 
Their Daughter Sarah born January 19 1690 
Their son Job born April 4 1694 Died May 21 1731 
Their son David born Sept r 5 1697 
Their Daughter Thankful born 16 June 1700 

10 Dec. i6q6 Samuel Son of job Crocker & Sarah Parker married by 

M r Ru'ssel 
Their son Samuel born 12 of Decern 1697 
Their Son Cornelius Crocker born 24 octo r 1698 
Their Daughter Mary born 8 th of April 1 700 
Their Daughter Patience born iS of April 1701 
Elizabeth born Feb 170I 
2 nd Cornelius Crocker born March 23 1704 
Rowland June 18 1705 
Gershom December 1706 
Ebenezer June 5 17 10 
Benjamin July 1711 

Sarah Rebecca Rachel David not Recorded 
Tabitha by a Second Wife 

Thomas Son of Job Grocker & Elizabeth Lothrop Wid : Married 23 

Decern 1701 
Their Son Walley born 30 July 1 703 & Dyed 2 octo r 1 703 
Their Son Thomas born 26 of August 1704 
Their Son Walley 26 of June 1706 

John Crocker Son of Job Crocker Married 1 1 of November 1 704 
his Daughter Abigail born 5 octo r 1705 
his Son Zaccheus I st of August 1707 

his Son John born 27 of July 1710 & Died 30 of May following 
his Son Ebenezer born 1 of Nov. 17 13 
his Son Jabez 16 of June 1720 & Deceasd 10 Decem r 1720 
Hannah y e Wife of S d John Crocker Died 10 of Octo r 1720 
by his Second W r ife 
his Son John born y e 1 of April 1722 
his Son Job born y e 29 of March 1724 
his Son Daniel born y e 1 of March 1725/6 
his Son Timothy Born 23 of x\ugust 1728 
his Son Jonathan born November 22. 1731 
David Crocker Son of Job Crocker Married With Abigail Loring See y* 

Other Town Book 
[p. 403] Josiah Crocker Son of William Crocker Married with Melatiah 

Hinkley 23 Octo r 1668 



152 Barnstable, Jfass., Vital Records. 

his Son born 20 August 1699 & Died a Month after 

his Son Thomas born 28 of May 167 1 

his Daughter Mercy born 12 of Feb. 1674 

his Daughter Mary born 14 Sept r 1677 

his Daughter Alice 25 of Decern : 1679 

his Daughter Melatiah born 20 Nov 1 16S1 

his Son Josiah born y« 8 of Feb. 16S4 

his Son Ebenezer born y e 30 May 1687 

his Son Seth born 23 of Sepf 1689 

his Son Benjamin born 26 Sept 1692 

Josiah Crocker Sen r Deceasd 2 Feb 169I- 

Melatiah his Widdow Decea d 2 Feb : 17^ 

Thomas Crocker Son of Josiah Crocker Maried 25 March 1696 

Their Daughter Tabitha born 20 Decern 1 " 1698 

Their son Josiah Born 21 April 1701 

one Son Died In June 1706 

his Son Seth born 13 of June 170S 

his Daughter Flannah born S May 1711 

Thankful & 

Joseph 

Ebenezer Son of Josiah Married With Hannah hall See y e other Town 
Book 

Joseph Crocker Son of William Crocker & Temperance Bursley married 

y e beginning of Decern 1677 
Their Son William born 25 august 1679 
Their Son Timothy born 30 of April 1681 
Their Son Noah born 8 th of Decem r 1683 
Their Daughter Joanna born 18 Day of July 1687 
Their Daughter Martha born 22 Feb : i6f$ 
Their Daughter Temperence born 26 Aug: 1694 
Their Daughter Remember born 26 Aug : 1699 

William son of Joseph Crocker & Mary Daughter of Josiah Crocker 

Married pr Justice Skiff November 1705 
Mercy his Daughter born 22 nd Sept 1706 
a Son Died 4 July 1708 being a fortnight old 
a Daughter Still born Aug 3 1 709 
his Son William born 9 Sept 1710 1710 
his Daughter Alice born In Sept 171 2 
his Daughter Mary born Aug: 12 1714 
Joseph his Son Born In Decern 7 1718 
his Son Benjamin born In March 1720 

Timothy Crocker Son of Joseph Maried Melatiah Crocker 
Their Daughter Jerusha born 12 December 1711 
Daughter Melatiah born March 19 17 14 
Daughter Bathsheba bom April 2 171 7 
Abigail born April 2 1721 
Martha born Decem r 21 1724 

(To be continued?) 



Myles StandisJi s Will and Inventory. 153 



MYLES STANDISH'S WILL AND INVENTORY, 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Captain Myles Standish died at Duxbury, on Friday, 3/13 
October, 1656. His will was made 7/17 March, 1655/6. It 
was probated 4/14 May, 1657, as is shown by the record of the 
inventory and by the following court order, of that date : " M r 
Allexander Standish and m r Josias Standish Doe accept of 
beeing exequitors with M is Barbery Standish theire mother on 
the estate of Captaine Myles Standish Deceased ; "* 

The will and inventory are recorded in the Plymouth Colony 
Wills and Inventories, Volume II, Part I, pages 37-40. 



The Last will and Testament of Captaine Myles Standish 
Exhibited before the court held att Plymouth (the 4 th ) of may 
1657 on the oath of Captaine James Cudvvorth ; and ordered to 
bee recorded as followeth ; 

Given under my hand this march the 7 th 1655 Witxiesseth 
these p r sents that I Myles Standish seni r of Duxburrow being 
in prfect memory yett Deseased in my body and knowing the 
fraile estate of man in his best estate 1 Doe make this to bee 
my last will and Testament in manor and forme following ; 

1 my will is that out of my whole estate my funerall charges 
be taken out & my bod(y) to bee buried in Decent manor and 
if I Die att Duxburrow my body to bee layed as neare as Con- 
veniently may bee to my two Daughters Lora Standish my 
Daugher and Mary Standish my Daughterinlaw 

2 my will is that that out of the remaining prte of my whole 
estate that all my Jus(t) and lawfull Debts which I now owe or 
att the Day of my Death may owe bee paied 

3 out of what remaines according to the order of this Gov r - 
ment : my will is that my Dear and loveing wife Barbara Stan- 
dish shall have the third prte 

4 I have given to my son Josias Standish upon his marriage 
one young horse five sheep and two heiffers which I must upon 
that contract of marriage make forty pounds yett not knowing 
whether the estate will bear it att p r sent ; my will is that the 

•Court Orders, III : 112. 



154 Mylcs StandisJi s Will and Inventory. 

resedue remaine in the whole stocke and that every one of my 
four sons viz Allexander Standish Myles Standish Josias Stan- 
dish and Charles Standish may have forty pounds appeec ; if 
not that they may have proportionable to y e remaining prte bee 
it more or lesse 

5 my will is that my eldest son Allexander shall have a Doubble 
share in land 

6 my will is that soe long as they live single that the whole 
bee in prtenership betwix(t) them 

7 I Doe ordaine and make my Dearly beloved wife Barbara 
Standish Allexander Standish Myles Standish and Josias Stan- 
dish Joynt Exequitors of this my last will and Testament 

8 I Doe by this my will make and appoint my loveing frinds 
m r Timothy hatherley and Capt : James Cudworth Supervissors 
of this my last will and that they wilbee pleased to Doe the 
office of Christian love to bee healpfuil to my poor wife and 
Children by theire Christian Counsell and advisse ; and if any 
Difference should arise which I hope will not; my will i(s) that 
my said Supervissors shall Determine the same and that they 
see that m(y) poor wife shall have as comfortable maintainance 
as my poor state will beare the whole time of her life which if 
you my loveing frinds pleasse to Doe though neither they nor 
I shaibee able to recompenc I Doe not Doubt but the Lord 
will ; By mee Myles Standish 

further my will is that marcye Robenson whome I tenderly 
love for her Grandfathers sacke shall have three pounds in som 
thing to goe forward for her two yeares after my Decease which 
my will is my overseers shall see prformed 

[p. 38] ffurther (m)y will is that my servant John Irish Juni r 
have forty shillings more then his Covenant which will appeer 
upon the towne booke alwaies provided that hee continew till 
the time hee covenanted bee expired in the service of my ex- 
equitors or any of them with theire Joynt Concent 
March 7 th 1655 By mee Myles Standish 

9 I give unto my son & heire aparent Allexander Standish all 
my lands as heire apparent by lawfull Decent in Ormistick 
Borsconge Wrightington Maudsley Newburrow Crawston and 
the He of man and given to mee as right heire by lawfull 



Myles Standistis Will and Inventory. 155 

Decent but Surruptuously Detained from mee my great 
G(ran)dfather being a 2 cond or younger brother from the house 
of Standish of Standish 

March the 7 th 1655 by mee Myles Standish 

Witnessed by mee 
James Cudworth 

[p. 39] An Inventory of the goods and Chatties that Captaine 
Miles Standish gent : was possessed of att his Decease as they 
were shewed to us whose names are underwritten this 2 cond of 
Decembe(r) 165(6) and exhibited to the court held att Plymouth 
the 4 may 1657 on the oath of m is Barbara Standish 

£ * * 

It one Dwelling house and outhouses with the land ther- 
unto belonging 

It 4 oxen 

It 2 mares to mare coults one young horse 

It six cowes 3 heifers and one Calfe 

It 8 ewe sheep two rames and one wether 

It 14 swine great and smale 

It one fowling peece 3 musketts 4 Carbines 2 smale guns 
one old barrell 

It one sword one Cutles 3 belts 

It the history of the world and the turkish history 

It a Cronicle of England and the Countrey ffarmer 

It y e history of queen Ellisabeth the state of Europe Vuse- 
bious Dodines earball 

It Doctor halls workes Calvins Institutions 

It Wilcocks workes and Mayors 

It rogers seaven treatises and the ffrench Akadamey 

It 3 old bibles 

It Cecers Comentaryes Bariffes artillery 

It Prestons Sermons Burroughes Christian contentment 
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Myles Standislis Will and Inventory. 



It one feather bed bolster and 2 pillowes 

It 1 blankett a Coverlid and a nigg 

It 1 feather bed blankett and great pillow 

It one old featherbed 

It one feather bed and bolster 

It one blankett and 2 ruggs 

It one feather bolster and old rugg 

It 4 paire of sheets 

It 1 paire of fine sheets 

It 1 Tablecloth 4 napkins 

It his wearing clothes 

It 16 peeces of pewter 

It earthen ware 

It 3 brasse kettles one skillett 

[p. 40] It 4 Iron potts 

It a warming pan a frying pan and a Cullender 

It one paire of stillyards 

It 2 bedsteds one Table 1 forme Chaires 1 Chest and 2 

boxes 
It 1 bedsted one settle bed one box 3 Caske 
It 1 bedsted 3 Chists 3 Casses with som bottles 1 box 4 

Caske 
It one Still 
It 1 old settle 1 Chaire one kneading trough 2 pailes 2 

traies one Dozen of trenchers 1 bowle 1 ferkin 1 beer 

Caske 1 Table 
It 2 beer Caske 1 Chern 2 spining wheels one powdering 

tubb 2 old Caske one old flaskett 
It 1 mault mill 

It 2 sawes with Divers Carpenters tooles 
It a Timber Chaine with plow Chaines 
It 2 saddles a pillion 1 bridle 
It old Iron 

It 1 Chist and a bucking Tubb 
It 1 hachell 2 tramells 2 Iron Doggs 1 spitt one fierforke 

1 lamp 2 gars one lanthom with other old lumber 
It in woole 
It hemp and flax 
It eleven bushells of wheat 
It 14 bushells of rye 
It 30 bushells of pease 
It 25 bushels of Indian Corn 
It Cart and yeokes and plow Irons and 1 brake 
It axes sickles hookes and other tooles 
It eight Iron hoopes 1 spining wheele with other lumber 



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Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 157 



HALIFAX, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

( Continued from page 32.) 

[Vol. I, p. 19] Mercy Cushing the Daughter of Noah Cushing and 

Hannah his wife died February 21 st 1754 
Their Son Noah Cushing died February 23 1754 
Their Daughter Sarah Cushing Died February 26 th 1754 
Their Son Thomas Cushing died February 27 th 1754 
Zebediah Tomson the Son of Zebediah Tomson and Zerviah his wife 

died November 7 th 1753 
Abel Tomson the Son of Lieu 1 Barnabas Tomson & Hannah his wife 

died July 28 th 1754 
Moses Tinkham the Son of Noah Tinkham and Sarah his wife died May 

13 th J 754 
Nehemiah Stetson Jur died January n 1756 

Mary Waterman the wife of Samuel Waterman died aprill 9 th 1756 
Zebediah Waterman the Son of Samuel Waterman died May 5 rh 1756 
Zebulun Holmes the Son of William Holmes Sen r died May 24 th 1756 
Joanna Sturtevant widow of William Sturtevant died March 27 th 1756 
Nathaniel Croade the Son of Nathaniel Croade and Elizabath his wife 

Died March 29 th 1756 
Robert Waterman the Son of Samuel Waterman and Mary his first wife 

died September 27 th 1756 
Mial Bearce Died March 23 d 1753 
Elizabath Bearce Dughter of mial Bearce and Elizabath his wife died 

octobr 11 th 1752 
Abigail Tomson daughter of Ruben Tomson and Mary his Wife died 

Aprel 2 nd 1757 
Mary Wood the wife of timothy Wood Died may 12 th 1756 
Timothy Wood Died augst 2 2 d 1756 
Deacon Robert Waterman Died Septr 9 th 1761 
Martha Waterman Jun r the Daughter of Deaon Robert Waterman & 

martha his wife Died Sep tr 13 th 1761 
Job Simmons Died Septr 26 th 1761 
Edmund Tilson Son of Ephraim Tilson and mercy his wife died may 

M 1759 

[p. 21 *] Nehemiah Bozworth Died December 22 : 1762 who w^as in 

the 60 th year of his age 
Pricilla Ripley the Daughter of Perez Ripley and panal his wife sd 

Daughter Died march 7 th 1768 
Zerviah Tomson the wife of Zebadiah Tomson Deceased July 25 : 1769 

In the 41 year of her age 
Lydia Holmes the Daughter of John Holmes and Elizabath his wife 

Died Febr : 17 th 1763 

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158 Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 

Mary Tomson the wife of Reuben Tomson Died July 19 : 1769 in the 

59 th year of her age 
September the 14: 1769 then Thomas Tomson Died in the jo year 0/ 

his age * 
Sarah Tomson the Daughter of sd Thomas Tomson and mary his wife 

Died November 27 : 1769 
Ignatius Tomson the son of sd Thomas Tomson and mary his wife Died 

January 22 : 1770 
Deacon Joseph Bozworth Died August 1 : 1769 
John Bozworth Died August 14 : 1769 
Elizebeth Bozworth the wife of Zadock Bozworth Deceased march 1 1 : 

1770 in the 28 th year of her age 
Ichabod Standish Died February 29 : 1772 
Sarah Inglee the Daughter of moses Inglee and annah his wife Died 

February 4 th 1766 
Hannah Tomson the Daughter of Joseph Tomson and Jerusha his wife 

Died December 31 : 17 71 
Bezer Tomson son of Thomas Tomson Deceased and of Mary his 

widow Died March 24 : 1773 
Jonathan Ripley Died August 10 : 1772 
Andrew Tomson Died May 23 : 1773 
Abner Ripley Died September 29 : 1770 

Zebadiah Tomson Died September 30 : 1775 m tne 48 th year of his age 
Freelove Muxsom Died July 6 : 1775 in the 56 year of her age 
Zadock Bozworth Died December 10 : 1775 in the 41 year of his age 
Olive Tomson Daughter of Dea c Barnabas Tomson and Hannah his 

Wife Died February 12 th 1776 
Moses Waterman the Son of John Waterman Jun r and Mercy his wife 

Died May 8 th 177 1 

[p. 22] Betty Cartee the Daughter of Benjamin Cartee and Betty his 

wife Died October 13 : 1778 
Doct r william Bachaller Died September 29 : 1776 

Clare Tomson the wife of Zebadiah Tomson Decased February 3 : 1781 
Mary Tomson widow to Thomas Tomson Late of Hallifax Deceased 

Died March 20 : 1781 in the 91 st year of her age 
Desire Hatch the wife of David Hatch Died December 3 : 1 782 
Isaac Tomson Died December 6 : 1782 
Claresse Tomson Daughter of Zebadiah Tomson and Phebe his wife 

was was Found Dead on the morning of the 4 th of ^February 17S3 

aged about three months 
Judah wood Died march 22 : 1783 

Mary Porter the wife of Jonathan Porter Died September 6 : 1784 
Hannah Tomson the wife of Deacon Barnabas Tomson Died may 2 d 

1787 in the 75 th year of Her age 
August 1 : 1789 Hosea Dunbar Died 
November 10: 1789 Mary Standish Died 

February 5 : 1790 Abigail Bos worth the wife of David Bosworth Died 
March 28 th 1790 John Tilson Died 

* The words in italics are in a different hand. 



Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 159 

January 17: 1790 Fear Waterman the wife of Capt n John Waterman 

Died 
April 26 th 1790 Capt n John Waterman Died 

December 6 : 1790 John Tomson Died in the 90-' year of His age 
February 7 : 1 79 t Molly Hatheway Died in the 22 year of her age 
June 13 : 1774 Seth Bryant was Drowned aged 34 years 
October 26 : 1 ySS Ruth Faxon the Wife of Benjamin Faxon Died aged 

19 year 
Sept r 15 : 1792 Gideon Soule Died 

oct r 6 : 1792 Lucy Tinkham the wife of Joseph Tinkham Died 
Oct r 16 : 1792 Rebecah Tomson the wife of Peter Tomson Died 
September 28 : 1793 Reuben Tomson Died in the 77 y r of his age* 
September 15 : 1793 Lydia Palmer the wife oi Joshua Palmer Died 
March 16 : 1794 Joshua Palmer Died in the 79 year of his age* 
Joanna Tomson the wife of John Tomson Died Jan>' 10 th 1779 
Abigail Waterman daughter of Freeman Waterman & Joanna his wife 

Died December 27. 1784 
their second Daughter Abigail W T aterman Died December y* 9 th 17S6 

[p. 23] Ebenezer Fuller Died Nov r y e 12 th 1794 His age was 97 years 
and 12 Days old when he Died 

George Waterman the son of John Waterman Jun r and Marcy his wife 
Died October 29 th 17S2 

Abigail Bosworth the wife of David Bosworth Died February 5* 1790 

David Bosworth the son of David Bosworth and Abigail his Wife Died 
July 8 th 1790 

Rebecca Bosworth the daughter of Salah Bosworth and Rebecca his 
wife died March 14 th 1795 

Hopestill Jackson wido to Benjamin Jackson late of Halifax Deces d 
Died March y e 27 th 1795 In the S2 d year of her age 

Darius Faxon the son of Elisha Faxon and Sarah his wife Died Novem- 
ber 27 th 1794 

Nancy Sturtevant the daughter of Barze Sturtevant & Betty his Wife 
Died November 16 th 1791 

1786 Nov r 29 Noah Tinkham the son of Noah Tinkham & Sarah his 
wife Died in the 26 vear of his age 

Sarah Tinkham widow to Noah Tinkham Died July 27 th 1795 in the 73 
year of her age 

Annah Inglee the daughter of Moses Inglee & Annah his wife Died on 
Lords day May 13 th 1787 

Rachel Croade the daughter of Thomas Croade Esq r Died April 7 th A D 
1799 in the 62 year of her age 

Nathaniel Waterman The son of Cap' John Waterman Died in Rich- 
mond Virgina December 18 th A D 1803 In the 28 year of his age 

(To be continued.') 



♦The words in italics are in a different hand, 



160 Ply7nontJi Colony Wills and Inventories. 



PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES. 

{Continued from page jS.~) 

[Vol. I, fol. 35] 

The last Will and Testament of William Gilson of Scituate 
Deceased made the xxvi th Day of January Anno Dni 1639. 

William Gilson although weake in body, yet in perfect under- 
standing and memorie maketh this his last will and testament 
His will is that his wyfe ffrances Gilson shalbe whole and onely 
Executrix And unto his cosen John Dammen he giveth all his 
land at & upon the third Cliffe to receive it when the next crop 
is taken off, onely he willeth that John Dammin should have all 
the land this yeare except that w c h is sowne w*h rye unto his 
cosen Hannah Dammen he giveth twenty pounds in money to 
be payd at March come twelve months after the writing hereof 
unto his cosen Daniell Romeball he giveth fourtv shillings of 
money unto m r John Lathorpe he giveth five pounds of money. 

Willm Gilson 

Edward ffoster who wrote this will was sworne to the truth 
thereof before m r Tymothy Hatherly Willm Hatch and Henry 
Cobb by vertue of a Comission beareing Date from thegen r all 
Court held the third of March 1639 t0 them Directed for the 
takeing of the oath of the said Edward ffoster thereto and 
likewise the oath of the nominated Executrix to the ensuing 
Inventory of his goods because they were both so dangerously 
sick that they could not come to the Court in their owne prsons 
w l hout Danger of theire lives to exhibite & prove the said will 
& Inventory. 

An Inventory of the goods & cattells of m r Willm Gilson who 
Dyed at Scituate the first Day of ffebruary 1639: taken & 
praised the xii th Day of march following by Anthony Annable 
Henry Cobb and Edward ffoster. 

li s d 
Inprimis three melch kyne 50 

It foure working steeres 65 

It one other steere not wrought 12 

It one Bull of two years old 06 

It two heiffers of two yers old a peece 22 



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It three yeareling steere calves 
It two cow calves of this yeare 
It five swine of two yeares old 
It three swine of a yeare old 
It five smale piggs 
It one hey carte 

It one grindle stone an Iron handle to yt 
It one plowe 

It three feather beds w l h sheets & blanketting to them 
It one smale flock bed w'h linnen & wollen to yt & a 
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It one framed bedstead 

It one framed Table 

It two great chests 

It two smale chests 

It two great bras kettles 

It three old smale kettles 

It two Iron potts 

It 1 bras pott 

It 1 pott skellet 

It 2 bras skellets 

It 1 bras pann 

It viij peecs of pewter 

It 1 joyned chaire 

It three smale chaires 

It 1 smale table 

It 1 stoole 

It 1 smale forme 

It 3 payles 

It 3 fowleing peecs & a muskett 

It 2 lanthornes 

It 2 frying pans 

It 2 paire of Trammills 

It 1 smoothing iron 

It 1 bible & 10 other bookes 

It 1 bell mettle morter & an iron pestell to yt 

It 10 woodden vessells bowles and dishes 

It two brewing tubbs & one keeler 

It two smale beere vessells 

It 1 six gallon runlett 

It 2 butter potts 

It 1 joyned cupboard 

It in Come wheate Rye barley & Indian 

It two cloth suits of apparrell & two stuff suits 

It one cloth cloake & 1 stuff cloake 

It two cloth coates 

It three cusheons 



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It table linnen napkins & board cloths oo . 12 . 00 

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[36] A Codicill further added to the last Will & Testament of 
m r William Gilson of Scituate Deceased exhibited upon the 
Oath of Edward ffoster before m r Tymothy Hatherley one of the 
Assistants of the Gov nt of New Plymouth by the approbacon of 
the Court in these wordes following viz* 

The wordes of the deceased m r William Gilson w ch hee 
spake some seaven Dayes before he dyed (being the same tyme 
when he made his Will that night to me Edward ffoster in his 
owne house lying upon his sick bed w c h wordes are these That 
he did make his wyfe ffrances Gilson sole Executrix and to 
take all that hee hath and to pay all his Debts : furthermore I 
understanding what he was mynded to give his cosen John 
Dammen, w ch as I Did conceive was not much (considering that 
he had beene a long tyme his servant and was his kinsman too 
& he haveing no child neither I prswaded m r Gilson to give him 
something more, then that w ch I understood he was mynded to 
give him, but he answered me that he would not give any moorc 
to him, but tould me that hee thought that his Aunt would em- 
ploy him in the wind-mille after his Death, w ch would be a good 
help towards his liveing, saying also that hee thought that his 
Aunt would Do some thing for him, or might doe something 
for him afterward, furthermore for myne owne part this is that 
w ch I conceived and no other thing, but that hee Did absolutely 
intend That his wyfe ffrances Gilson should have all that hee 
had either in hand or oweing unto him whether in money goods 
houseing lands or Mill and. all, onely shee was to pay those 
legacies in his will specifyed & all his other Debts. 

These thinges are testyfyed by me Edward ffoster upon Oath. 

taken befor m r Tymothy Hatherley 

(To be continued.} 



Early Records of Plympton, Mass. 163 



EARLY RECORDS OF PLYMPTON, MASS. 

{Continued from page <?./.) 

[Vol. I, p. 144] The Children of Jonathan Shaw Jun r by Elizebeth his 

wife 
Nathaniell Shaw was born June y e 19 th 17 14 Deceast 
Mary Shaw was born June y e 14 th 1716 
Nathaniel Shaw was born y e 13 th 171^3 
Elisabeth Shaw was born Novem 1 " y e 17 th 1719 
Sarah Shaw was born Novem r y e 2 2 d 1724 
Jonathan Shaw was born 13 th of december 1728 
Thomas Shurtlef Children by Phebe his Wife 

Susanah Shurtlef was born aprill y e 23 d 17 12 and died July 17 th 1728 
Thomas Shurdef was born July y e 5 th 17 14 
Mehetabell Shurtlef was born aug st y e 30 th 17 16 
phebe Shurtlef was born august y e 30 th 171S* 
Thankfull Shurtlef was born octo r y e 15 th 1726* 
Elizabeth Shurtlef was born June 26 th 1725* 
william ShurlefTwas born november 26 th 1723* 
Barnabas shurtlef was born november 4 th 1725* 
Jonathan Shurtlef was born december 4 th 1727 
the Children of John King by hannah his wife 
Hannah King was bom Maye y e 29 th 17 10 
John King was born March y e 19 th 171 4/ 5 
Eliezer King was born feb r y e 21 st i7 I 9/ 20 
Daniel prats Children by Martha his wife 
Samuell prat was born November y e 26 th 1715 
The Child of John Holmes sen by Experienc his wife 
Priscilla Holmes was born aprill y e 9 th 17 14 
The Children of Josiah Rickard by Rebeckah his wife 
Desier Rickard was born y e 18 th of february 1706 
Rebeckah Rickard was born aug st y e 24 th 1708 
David Rickard was born Decern 1 " y e 24 th 1711 
the Children of Caleb Loring and Lidia his wife 
Jacob Loring was born Maye y e 15 th 1711 
Joseph Loring was born July 25 17 13 
John Loring was born Novem r y e 17 th 1715 
Thomas Loring was born april y e 14 th 171 8 
Lidia Loring was born aug st y e 23 d 1721 

[p. 145] The Children of Edmond Tilson by Hannah his 3 d wife 
Samuell Tilson was born November y e 24 th 1712 
James Tilson was born Sep* y e 17 th 1714 
The Children of Isaac fuller by mary his wife 
Reliance fuller was born y e 28 th of Decern 1 " 1710 
Isaac mailer was born Septem r y e 24 th 1712 
The Children of Nathaniell fuller and Martha his wife 
Sarah rluller was born Sep 1 y e 28 th 1712 
* These dates are as they appear in the record. 



164 Early Records of Pfympton, Mass. 

Ruth ffuller was born March y e 4 th 1 7 1 3/ Z4 

amose ffuller was born feb r y e 12 th 171 s/ g 

Nathaniel ffuller was born May y e 26 1 721 

Barnabus ffuller was born Sep 1 y e 25 1723 

Jesse fuller was born February iS th 1725/6 

Sam 11 Fuller was born Nov br 11 th 1729 

Henery Rickards Child by Mary his first wife 

Judeth Rickard was born Sep 1 y e 2 d 1705 

(The said Judith Rickard was married May IQ 17 25, to James Fuller 

and died Feb. 23, 1725/6) 
The Children of Nehemiah Sturtevant by Ruth his wife 
Cornelias Sturtevant was born November y e 10 th 1704 
Marcy Sturtevant was born Maye y e 24 th 1 706 
Paull Sturtevant was born octob r y e 24 th 1708 
Nehemiah Sturtevant was born November y e 18 th 17 10 
Noah Sturtevant was born february y e 17 th I7 12 /i3 Deceast 
Ruth Sturtevant was born aprill y e 28 th 1715 
Noah Sturtevant was born octo r y e 7 th 171 7 
Abia Sturtevant was born July the 30 th 1720 
Georg Sturtevant born octo r the 14 th 1725 
Lusanah Sturtevant was born aprill iS th 1728 
The Children John Tilson Jr by Johanah his wife 
Joseph Tilson was born October y e 24 th 17 14 
Benjamen Tilson was born august y e 10 th 17 16 
Mary Tilson was born Maye y e 2 d 17 19 
Joannah Tilson was born February 27 th 1724 
John tilson was born november 7 th 1725 
Ephraim tilson was born march 27 th 1728 
Mary tilson was born December 21 1729 
[p. 146] The Children of John Whiton Bethiah his wife 
Allies whiton was born february 28 th 17 12/13 
The Children of allerton Cushman by Mary his wife 
Allerton Cushman was born Decern 1 " 16 th 17 12 
James Cushman was born Maye y e 27 th 1715 
Mary Cushman was born June y e 5 th 1 718 
Ephraim Cushman was born octo r y e 25 th 1720 
Joseph Cushman the son of allerton Cushman by his wife Elizabeth was 

born February 24 1729/30 
The Children of John wright by mary his wife 
Easter wright was born march y e 4 th 1 709 
John wright was born October y e 11 th 1711 
Repentanc Wright was born October y e 8 lh 17 13 
Benjamin wright was born March y e 20 th 171 5/6 
Sarah Wright was born Novem r y e 17 th 17 19 
adam wright was born Sep tr 27 th 1724 
The Children of Robert Watterman by Mary his Wife 
Isaac watterman was born Maye y e 11 th 1703 
Josiah watterman was born March y e 5 th 1704/5 
Thomas Watterman was born October 1707 
Rebeckah watterman was born octob r y e 9 th 17 10 



Early Records of Plympton, Mass. 165 

Robert watterman was born March y e 2 d 171 2/13 

Mary watterman was born feb y e 25 th 171 5/6 

Samuell watterman was born august y e 11 th 1718 

anna waterman was born March y e 6 th 172 & /i 

A Child of Robert waterman by Abigal his wife {j d wife) 

Abigal was born march 5 th 172S/9 and died april 9 th 1729 

The Children of Benjamin Cushman by Sarah his Wife 

Jabez Cushman was born August y e 11 th 1 713 

Caleb Cushman was born Maye y e 15 th 17 15 

Sollomon Cushman was born Sep t y e 9 th 1717 

Jerusha Cushman was born Decern 1 " y e 7 th 1719 

Benjamen Cushman was born May y e 25 th 1722 

Sarah Cushman was born Sep 1 y e 29 th 1725 

abigal Cushman was born november 22 d 172.7 

Thomas Cushman was born October 11 th 1730 

The Children of Ichabod Cushman by patience his wife 

Johanah Cushman was born December y- 17 th 17 13 

william Cushman was born October y e 13 th 17 15 

Sarah Cushman was born November y e 8 th 17 17 born in Midleborough 

Experience Cushman was born July y e 12 th 17 19 

patience Cushman was born april y e 8 th 1721 

Mary Cushman was born Decern 1 " y e 2 2 d 1723 

Ichabod Cushman was born Maye y e 12 th 1725 

Rebeckah Cushman was born July 11 1727 

Isaac Cushman was born aug 1 12 1730 

[p. 147] {Isaac Cushman the last child recorded in the last page was 

born August 12, iyjO He was the son of Ichabod Cushman Son 

of the Rev Isaac Cushman, son of Elder Thomas Cushman, son of 

Mr Robert Cushman) 
The Bearth of Children and the time of month 
Samuel Shaw was born the eleventh of Jenewary i7o 6 / 7 
Nathaniel Shurtlef was Born the Second day of desem 1707 
Israel may was married by M r Isaac Cushman to Elesabath Barber y* 

fifth of febury 1 700 
Elknah smith to Elesabath Curtic was maried the 18 of febuary 170S 

by M r Isaac Cushman 
John wright was maried to Mary Lucas by m r Isaac Cushman May y c 

20 1708 
James Brient was married to Sarah Cushman July 8 1708 by M r Isaac 

Cushman 
Thomas Shurtlef was married to feby Shaw y e 29 of July 1708 by m r 

Isaac Cushman 
Elesabath king was boarn the 9 of may 1 70S 
Shubel Bers was married to thankfull rlord by m r Isaac Cushman y e 16 

of Nov 1709 
John Watterman was maried to lidia Cushman y e 29 of desem 1709 by 

m r Isaac Cushman 
Ephraim Tilson was marred to Marcy Rickard the 14 of Aprill 1 709 by 

M r Isaac Cushman {Said Marcy was the daughter of Dea.fohn 

Rickard of Plymplori) 



1 66 Early Records of Ply rap to n> Mass, 

Rebeckah Bryant was Borne y e 17 of may 17.09 

Joseph Ransom was Born y e 22 desem 1709 

Hester wright was Born y e 4 of march 1709 

Mary whiton was born the 2 of Septem r 17 10 

Hanah king was Borne the 29 of may 17 10 

[p. 14S] Mary Shurtlef the dafter of Thomas was Born y« 23 of Aprell 
1709 

The Children of Isaac Cushman jun r and Sarah his wife 

phebe Born March y e 14 th 17073 

Alles Born June 26 th 1705 

Rebeckah Born octob 14 th 1707 

Sarah Born Decern 2 d 1709 

Nathaniell Cushman born Maye y e 2S th 1712 

The Children of Elisha Cortis and Rebeckah his wife 

Beriah Cortis was born July 14 th 1710 

Rebeckah Cortis was born July 20 th 17 13 

Elisha Cortis his Child by thankfull his wife in plimp ton 

thankfull Curtice was born octo r the 2S th 17 19 

Liddia Ring daughter of Eleazer Ring born November 20 th 17 10 

The Children of Edmond weston by Rebeckah his wife 

Nathan weston was born february S th i6S-| 

Zachariah weston was born December 16 th 1690 

Rebeckah Weston was born July 31 st 1693 

John Weston was born Julye 27 th 1695 

Edmond Weston was born October 21 1697 j 

Benjamine Weston was born November 14 th 1701 

Isaac Cushman town Clerk.* 

The Children of William Bonney by Anne his wife 

William Bonney was born Janewary 4 th 16934. 

Ann Bonney was born March 4 th i69 6 / 7 _ ; 

Martha Bonney was born June 5 th 1699 {She married Isaac Thayer be- 
ing his 2 d wife) 

The Children of William Bonney by Mehetebell his wife {Her maiden 
name was King) 

Isaac Bonney was born Novem r 14 1701 

Mary Bonney was born may 9 th 1 704 

Sarah and Mehetebell Boney Born April! 11 th 1708 

Ebenezer bonney was born June 23 d 17 10 

The Child of Caleb loring and lidia his wife 

Jacob loring was born May 15 1711 

Joseph loring was born July y e 25 th 17 13 

John Loring was born Novem r y e 17 th 1715 

Thomas Loring was april the 14 17 18 

The Child of Robert Ransom by Anna his wife 

anna Ransom was born Novem r 18 th 171 1 

{To be continued.') 
•This is in the margin, opposite the Weston family. 



Nicholas Snow's Will and Inventory. 167 



NICHOLAS SNOWS WILL AND INVENTORY- 

Literally transcribed from the Oripr.jl Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

"Nicholas Snow senior decesed the fiftenth day of November 
in the year one thousand six hundred sevetie six 

"Constant Snow* which was the Wife of Nicholas Snow 
died about the Midle of October in the year 1677 " [Eastham 
Records, Vol. I, Pt, II, p. 40] 

" Letters of adminnestration was graunted unto Constant 
Snow and Marke Snow and John Snow to adminnester on the 
estate of Nicholas Snow Deceased " [C. O., V : 152, under date 
of 6/16 March, 1676/7.] 

The will and inventory of Nicholas Snow are found in Plym- 
outh Colony Wills and Inventories, Volume III, Part II, pages 
71-77. 



A writing ordered to be Recorded Declareing the manor of 
Nicholas Snow his Disposing of his Estate as followeth ; viz : 
Nicholas Snow of Eastham Late Deceased ; 

I Nicholas Snow of Eastham being weake and Infeirme of 
body but of p r fect Memory and understanding, not knowing the 
Day of my Departure but yett Dayly expecting my last Change ; 
I thinke meet to leave this behind mee as my last Will and 
Testament; Imp r : I Comend my soule into the Armes of Gods 
Mercye through Christ Jesus in whom I hope to sleep and my 
body to a Decent buriall ; and as Concerning my temporall 
estate that God of his Goodnes hath Given mee ; It is my last 
Will and Testament that after this manor it should be Disposed 
off; 

Imp r : To my son Marke Snow I Give and bequeath all that 
twenty acrees of upland lying att Namskekitt wher his house 
now stands, and two acrees of Meddow ; and all that broken 
marsh there of mine att Namscekett ; Item two thirds of my 
Great lott att Satuckett lying next the Indians Ground ; and 
that syde of my lott Next the Indians land I Give to him and 
his heires lawfully begotten of his body for ever ; and what hee 
Can purchase more of upland and meddow of the Indians there 
att Satuckett I Give to him all this abovesaid lands or meddow 
or Marsh purchased or unpurchased I Give to him and to his 
heires lawfully begotten of his body forever; 

* Daughter of Stephen Hopkins fay his first wife. See M. D., II : 12, 118, 



1 68 Nicholas Snow's Will and Inventory. 

Item To my son Joseph Snow I Give that other third p r te of 
my Great lott'att Satuckett; and two acrees and an halfe of 
meddow lying att Namscekett neare the head and an Necke 
of upland lying between it lying on the westsyde of Willam 
Twinings, all this abovesaid land and meddow I Give to my son 
Joseph Snow and to his heires Lawfully begotten of his body 
forever ; 

Item To my son Steven Snow I Give twenty acrees on the 
southsyde of my Great lott att Pochett, and ten acrees of My 
little lott att Satuckett lying between Daniell Cole and Edward 
Banges by the side of a Little pond, an acree and an halfe of 
Meddow att the boat meddow, lying between Thomas Williams, 
and Samuell ffreeman and that p r te of my Meddow att the 
Great Meddow, That lyeth between Josiah Cooke and the Eel- 
creeke ; all this abovesaid land and meddow I Give to my son 
Steven and the heires lawfully begotten of his body ; for ever; 

Item To my son John Snow I Give all that my land att 
Paomett Purchased or unpurchased whether upland or meddow ; 
and all my Right and title or privilidge there ; all the abovesaid 
upland or Meddow right and Privilidge att Paomett I Give to 
my son John Snow ; and to the heires lawfully begotten of his 
body, forever ; 

Item To my son Jabez : Snow I Give all this my Land lying 
between my house and my son Thomas Paines, and seaven 
acrees att the basse pond lying between Daniell Cole and Wil- 
lam Browne ; and an halfe acree of Marsh att the end of it and 
six acrees of upland att the herring pond ; and an acree and 
halfe of meddow att silver springe lying on the Northsyde of 
Willam Walkers, and the Clift of upland adjacent to the above 
said Meddow and all the sedge about it, to Ephraime Done : 
and that p r te of my house hee lives in as longe as my wife or 
I Doe live 

Item I Give him two arees of Meddow att the Great Meddow 
lying between the Eel Creeke and Joseph hardings ; 
[p. 72] Item To my son Jabez I Give that my four acrees of 
Meddow att Billinsgate Due to mee yett unlayed out ; All this 
abovesaid upland and meddow I Give to my son Jabez Snow 
and the heires of his body lawfully begotten for ever ; 

Item This my meddow about my house I Give to my son 
Jabez ; 

Item I Give to my Loveing wife Constant Snow all my stocke 
of Cattle sheep horses swine whatsoever, to be att her Dispos- 
al! for the Comfort and support of her life, with all the move- 
able Goods I am posessed of and after her Decease, stocke 
and Movables to be equally Devided amongst all my Children ; 

Item To my wife I Give the use and Disposall of the ryte of 



Nicholas Snow's Will a?id Inventory. 169 

my house shee now Dwells in During her life time, and after 
her Decease to be my son Jabez Snowes ; Item I give to my 
Joveing wife that ten acrees of upland att Pochett, and 20 on 
Billingsgate Hand, for her Desposall for the Comfort of her life, 
but if shee need it not, and leave it undesposed ; I Give it then 
to my son Steven Snow ; 

That twenty acrees of upland att Billingsgate if my wife 
leave it undesposed, then to be my son Jabez, Snowes 

I Doe Give to the Church of Eastham for the furniture of 
the Table of the Lord, with pewter or other Nessesaries I say 
I Doe Give ten shillings, out of my estate after my wifes De- 
cease ; 

That this is my last Will and Testament I have sett to my 
hand and seale ; this fourteenth Day of November one thou- 
sand six hundred seaventy and six 

Witnes Nicholas Snow and a (seale) 

Signed & sealled in 
the presence of us 
Samuell Treate 
Thomas Paine seni r : 

It is my Desire that Deacon Samuell ffreeman and John 
Mayo would oversee the true and ffaithfull p r formance of this 
my Last Will, and Testament and be healpfull in any Case of 
Need Concerning the same ; 

Att the Court of his Ma tie held att Plymouth the fift of 
March 16-ff M r Samuell Treate made oath to this Writing that 
hee Did see Nicholas Snow Signe and seal! it, and Did Declare 
it to be his Mind for the Disposall of his estate ; 

Thomas Paine made oath att the Court fore Named, that hee 
Did see Nicholas Snow signe and seale This Paper or writing 
above Coppied ; and heer entered abovesaid ; 

[p. 7i\ An Inventory of the estate of Nicholas Snow of the 
Towne of Eastham in the Collonie of Plymouth in New Eng- 
land late Deceased 

Imp r : To a p r sell of Coopers tooles 

Item 1 axe 

Item 1 Cresett 

Item 1 adds 

Item 2 hoells 

Item 1 heading kniffe 

Item 2 Drawing knives 

Item one Crosse stocke 

Item 1 . Joynter 



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170 



Nicholas Snow's Will and Inventory. 



To Carpenters tooles & other thinges 








Item 4 augers 


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Item 2 old addses 


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Item 3 Chissells 


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Item 1 Gouge 


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Item 1 three spare Chissell 


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Item 1 old handsaw 


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Item 2 old addses 


00 


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Item 1 trewell 


00 


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Item 3 plaine Irons 


00 


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6 


Item 1 sawsett 


00 


00 


6 


Item 1 foreplaine 


00 


01 


6 


Item 1 bill hooke 


00 


01 


6 


Item 1 paire of pincers 


00 


01 





Item 2 Cow bells 


00 


05 





Item 1 Croscut saw 


00 


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Item 1 frow 


00 


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Item 1 vvhipsaw 


00 


08 





Item 1 Crow Iron 


00 


06 





Item 3 Iron weddges 


00 


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Item 1 old Couller 


00 


01 


6 


Item 3 peeces of Iron Cheine 


00 


06 





Item 1 bolt and shakle 


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02 


6 


Item 1 plow bolt 


00 


00 


6 


Item old Iron 


00 


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Item 1 tinnine lampe 


00 


01 





Item 1 ringe and staple 


00 


01 





Item 2 pot hangers 


00 


06 





Item 1 paire of tonggs 


00 


02 


6 


Item 1 Gridjron 


00 


02 


6 


Item 1 paire of pothookes 


00 


01 





Item 2 paire of sheers 


00 


02 







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00 


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00 


Item 1 paire of bellowes 


00 


02 


00 


Item 1 old sickle 


00 


00 


09 


Item 1 smale hatchell & padlocke one Chest locke 


00 


02 


06 


Item 1 box smoothing Iron and heaters 


00 


02 


06 


Item 1 smale Gun 


00 


12 


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Item 1 rapier 


00 


03 


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Item 1 barrell of a Gun 


00 


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Item 1 warming pan 


00 


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Item 1 Driping pan 


00 


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Item 1 Iron kettle 


00 


10 




Item 1 little Iron pott 


00 


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Item 1 frvin pan 


00 


02 


06 


Item 1 brasse kettle 


01 


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Item 1 Iron skillett 


00 


03 


06 



Blotted. 



Nicholas Snows Will a?id Inventory* 



171 



Item 1 smale brasse skillett 


00 00 


09 


Item 1 Iron pott and hookes 


00 03 


06 


Item brasse Morter and pestle 


00 04 


00 


Item 6 alcemy spoones 


00 02 


00 


Item 2 pewter platters 


00 08 


00 


Item 1 pewter platter 


00 06 


00 


Item 2 pewter platters 


00 06 


00 


Item 2 smale pewter basons 


00 04 


00 


Item 1 smale pewter Dish 


00 02 


00 


Item 2 pewter porrengers 


00 02 


00 


Item 1 pewter salt 


00 01 


06 


Item 1 pewter bowle 


00 01 


00 


Item 1 pewter quart 


00 02 


00 


Item 1 pewter Candlesticke 


00 01 


06 


Item 1 old pewter bason 


00 or 


00 


Item 1 old pewter salt 


00 00 


06 


Item 1 old pewter Cawdie pott 


00 00 


06 


Item 1 pewter bottle 


00 01 


06 


Item 1 tennine pint pott 


00 00 


06 


Item 1 old pewter Dish 


00 00 


06 


Item 1 little pewter Dish 


00 01 


00 


Item 2 pewter sawsers 


00 01 


00 


Item 2 old sawcers and one pewter Dram Cupp 


00 00 


06 


Item 1 earthen Jugg 


00 or 


00 


Item 1 smale earthen Jugg 


00 00 


06 


Item 1 smale Glass bottle 


00 00 


06 


Item 1 brass skimer 


00 or 


0* 


Item 1 earthen Cupp & one earthen porring Dish 


00 00 


(*) 




07 12 


o* 


Item 1 Glasse bottle \ 
Item 1 Glasse bottle j 


00 or 


06 


Item 1 Cheesfatt 


00 00 


06 


Item 2 earthen pudding pans 


00 00 


08 


Item 1 earthen pan 


00 00 


06 


Item 9 wooden trayes 


00 04 


00 


[P- 75] Item 2 meale seives 


00 02 


02 


Item 1 woolen spining wheele 


00 03 


6 


Item 1 milking paile 


00 or 





1 milking paile 


00 or 


6 


Item 1 old Cart rope 


00 01 





Item 1 Great Coate 


or 00 





Item 1 troopers Coate 


or 03 





Item 1 old frise Coat 


00 03 





Item 1 paire of sarge briches 


00 12 





Item 1 paire of Cloth briches 


00 08 





Item 1 paire of old briches 


00 02 





Item 1 paire of briches 


00 08 





Item penistone wastcoate 


00 10 


00 


Item 1 wastcoate 


00 02 






•Worn. 



172 



Nicholas Snow's Will and Inventory. 



Item i paire of Drawers 

Item i paire of Drawers 

Item i paire of stockens 

Item i paire of stockens i Neckcloth 2 shirts 

Item 2 lirmen Capps and three woolen Capps 

Item 1 hatt six shillings 

Item 2 yards and an halfe of Carsey 

Item 2 yards & 3 quarters of Carsey 

Item 3 yards of Lincy woolsey 

Item 3 yards and three quarters of hommade cloth 

Item 2 yards and an halfe of hommade Cloth 

Item 3 yards of homade Cloth 

Item 7 yards and a quarter of horn made Cloth 

Item 1 paire of sheets 

Item 1 paire of sheets 

Item 1 paire of sheets 

Item 3 old sheets 



Item 2 Chests locke and Key 
Item 2 oxen 
Item 2 Cowes 
Item 1 Cow 

another Cow 
Item 10 Napkins and an old towell 
Item in silver Mony 

in flax 
Item 1 Card of buttons 
Item a p r sell of old bookes 
Item a paire of Gloves 
Item 1 Psalm booke 
Item 1 old box 

Item 1 pound and halfe of woolen yame 
Item 10 pound of linnine teare yerne 
Item 1 old Winscott Chest 
Item 1 Great Chaire 
Item 2 smale old Chaires 
Item 2 formes 2 s 

Item 1 paire of New Plaine heeld shooes 
Item 1 broad hooped rundlett 1 old Case 3 emty bottles 
Item on old lookeing Glasse 
Item an old hoe and a Masons hamer 
Item 1 feather bed 
Item 1 bolster 
[p. 76] Item 4 pillowes 
Item 1 rugg 
Item 2 blanketts 
Item 1 blankett 
Item 5 old pillow bears 
Item 1 pillowbeer 



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Nicholas Snows Will and Inventory. 173 

Item 2 smale Curtaines and vallence 

Item 1 halfe bushell Measure 

Item a p r sell of tryed tallow 

Item an earthen pott 

Item 1 earthen pott 

Item in butter 

Item in bees wax 

Item a tubb with bony tubb and all 

Item an old bagg 

Item a paire of old Cards & reele 

Item 1 booke 

Item 1 beer barrell 

Item 1 pillowbeer 

Item 1 Napkin 

Item 2 paire of old stockens 

Item 1 old bagg 

Item 1 Great Iron pott with the legg out ; 

Item 1 winscott bedsteed 

Item 1 featherbed 

Item 1 bolster 

Item 2 old blanketts 

Item 1 old Rugg 

Item 1 old Winowing sheet 

Item 1 Dore locke and key 

Item 1 featherbed 

Item 1 bolster 

Item 1 Rugg 

Item 2 old Chamber potts 

Item 1 plow plaine and a rabbett plaine 

Item 2 yards and halfe of New Linine Cloth 

Item 3 yards and an halfe of New stecy linnine Cloth 

Item 2 pond of powder 

Item 5 pond of shott and bulletts 

Item an old Chest 

Item in Nailes 

Item 1 seifting trough 

Item 2 paire of smale hinges 

Item 5 Dear skins wash Lether 6 s pr pound 

Item 1 paire of wooden scales 

Item 2 old barrells 

Item 1 barrell of beefe 

Item 1 hyde 

Item 1 linnine spining wheel 

Item in Mault 

Item in salt 

Item in old Caske 

Item 59 pound of sheeps wool 

Item one Musterd shott 

[p. 77] Item a prsell of beetle 

Item twenty seaven sheep 



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174 Harwich, Mass.) Vital Records. 

Item in Indian Come 

Item in wheat 

Item in Rye 

Item i oxe yoake and Irons 

Item i Cart and wheels 

Item 3 hives of bees 

Item four swine 

Item 3 hundred and 30 foot of board 

Item in horse fflesh 

Item 1 five yeer old steer 

Item in young Cattle 

The totall sume errors excepted in the Casting up 

Constant Snow The Relict of Nicholas Snow late Deceased of East- 
ham made oath to the truth of this Inventory, before Mee John rTreeman 
Assistant this 2 2 cond of March i654 



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HARWICH, MASS*, VITAL RECORDS. 

Literally transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

The oldest vital records of Harwich are contained in the first 
•volume of the town records, which is in a very dilapidated con- 
dition, and should be preserved by the Emery Process. 



'[Vol. I, p. 22] (Tho)mas Freeman ad Rebeckah Freeman was 

maryed (th)e last day of desember in y e yeare 1673 
Marsy Freeman y e dafter of Thomas Freeman was born the last week 

in October in the yeare 1674 
Thomas Freeman y e Son of Thomas fFreeman was bo(rn) y e ir day of 

October in the year 1676 • 
Jonathan Freem y e Son of Thomas Freeman was born the eleventh day 

of november 1678 
Edmund Freeman y e son of Thomas rTreeman was born the 1 1 day of 

October in the yeare 1680 
Joseph Freeman y e son of Thomas rTreeman was born the y e 1 1 day of 

february 1682 
Joshua fFreeman the Son of Thomas rTreeman was born the 7 day of 

march in the yeare 16S4 
Hanah Freeman the dafter of Thomas Freeman was bor(n) the 2S 

day of September in y e yeare 1687 
Prince rTreeman the Son of Thomas Freeman was born the 3 day of 

Janeuary in the year 1689 



Harwich) Mass., Vital Records. 175 

Hatsald Freeman the Son of Thomas Freeman was born 27 day of 

march in y e yeare 1691 
Rebeckah Freeman the dafter of Thomas Freeman was bo(rn) the 26 

day of aprell in the yeare 1694 

Benoni Gray the Son of Edward Gray was born y c 15 day of march in 
the yeare 16S0 

the geneolygy of Samuel and Mercy Seirs 
'Hanah Sears was born y e 1 day of July 16S5 
>amuell Sears was born the 15 day of September 1687 
Nathaniell Sears was born the 23 day of September 16S9 
Tamsen Sears w2s born 13 day of november 1691 
Jonathan Sears was born the 3 day of September 1693 
Joseph Sears was born the 15 day of July 1695 
joshuah Sears was born the 3 day of May 1697 
Judah Sears was born the 29 day of October 1699 
John Sears was born the 18 day of July 1701 
Seth Sears was born In may 27th 1703 
Beniamin Seirs was born 16 th June : 1706 : 

[p. 25] Hanah Godfree daughter to Richard and Lidea godfree was 

born January 26 {ivorri) 
Elesebeth godffree the dafter of Richard godfree was born the 20th 

day of desember 1704 
Mary Godfree daughter to Richard and Lidea godfree was bora August 

23 : i"jo(zi'orn) 

Lidea Godfree daughter to Richard and Lidea godfree was born July 

27 th : \-o{wor?i) 
Phebe godfree daughter to Richard and Lidea godfree was born June 

24 : 1 (worn) 

Rebakah godfree Daughter to Richord and Lidea godfree was bom 
July 7: 1709 

wadsun ffreeman the Son of Edmun fTreeman was bom the 24 of 

September in the yeare : 1704 
Joshua ffreeman Son to Edmond and Phebe freeman was born may 

towards the Laterend in the year: 1706 
Hanah freeman daughter to Edmund and Phebe freeman was born 

febuary 28 1708/9 
Edmond ffreeman son to Edmond and Phebe freeman was born novemb 

the 28 th 1 7 10 

James foster the son of Chillingsworth and mercy foster was bom 

janeuary y e 21 th in the yeare 170I 
Chillingsworth fforster son to Chillinsworth and mercy forster was born 

december 25 th : 1707 : one thursday 
Mary forster daughter to Chillingsworth and mercy forster was bom 

January 5 th 1709/10 one thursday 
Thomas fforster son to Chillingsworth and mercy forster was born march 

15 th 1711/12: one Saterday 



176 Abstracts of the Barnstable County, Mass., Probate Records, 

Nathan fibster son to Chillingsworth and marcy ffoster was born June 

the 10 day 17 15 one a fry day morning 
Issac fibster Son to Chillingsworth fibster and marcy foster was born 

June 17 day one tusday morning 171S 
marcy ffoster daughter to Chillings th and marcy foster was born may 

the 20 day 1720 one {worn) 

{To be continued?) 



ABSTRACTS OF THE BARNSTABLE COUNTY, MASS*, 
PROBATE RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. II, p. 178.) 

[Vol. I. p. 5] Will of Thomas Folland, Sr., of Yarmouth. 
To son Thomas, all housing, lands, looms and weaving tack- 
ling; to daughter Mary, wife of John VVhilding, 5s. ; to daughter 
Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Hall, " one Rugg that was of my 
owne making " ; to daughter Deborah Folland " the other Rugg 
of my owne making" ; all debts to be paid out of the estate. 
and in particular all disbursements on his account by Samuel 
and Elizabeth Hall to be repaid to them ; remainder of estate 
to be equally divided between daughters Elizabeth and Deb- 
orah. Mr. Edmund Hawes and John Miller of Yarmouth, 
executors. Will signed by a mark ; dated 1 Oct., 1686 ; proved 
31 May, 16S7. Witnesses, Jasper Taylor, Nathaniel Tomlin. 
Recorded 4 June, 16S7, by Joseph Lothrop, Deputy Register. 
[p. 6] Inventory taken 30 May, 1687, by Jasper Taylor and 
Jonathan White. Amt. ^19, 5s. 6d. Debts, £io, 19s. 

[p. 7] Inventory of Thomas Dexter, of Sandwich, who died 
30 Dec, 1686, taken by John Chipman, Stephen Skiff and 
William Bassett, 12 Jan'y, 1686. Mentions land near Francis 
Allin's ; land near house of Mr. Chapman ; the house that John 
Dexter dwells in. Amt. £$2i 5s. Sworn to by Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Dexter, the widow, before Mr. Thomas Hinckley, Judge 
of the Prerogative Court, 19 May, 1687. Recorded 4 June, 
1687, by Joseph Lothrop, Deputy Register. 
[p. 8] Agreement for division and settlement of intestate estate 
of Thomas Dexter, gentleman, made 16 Feb'y, 1686/7, be " 
tween the widow, Elizabeth Dexter, and the children, John 
Dexter, Elizabeth Dexter, Daniel Allen of Swansea, for his wife 
Mary, and Jonathan Hallett of Yarmouth, for his wife Abigail. 
The widow to have " one third part of all the moveable Estate 



Abstracts of the Barnstable County, Mass., Probate Records. 177 

and Chatties the mill only excepted," also to " Injoy y e westerly- 
end of the dwelling house both the celler and two Lower 
roomes and Chamber and garrit " for the rest of her life ; but if 
she sees fit to rent her part she is to let her son John Dexter 
or his heirs have the refusal of it at the same price others would 
pay. She is also to have all the corn, rye, wheat, butter and 
meat she now possesses ; and her son John is to cut and carry 
home for her suitable and sufficient firewood while she dwells 
in Sandwich, to winter and summer two cows for her, and to 
pay her £9 per annum, while she lives. 

The son John Dexter to have the rest of the estate, both real 
and personal, paying to his sister Elizabeth Dexter ^55 (^5 
down, in goods, and £$0 in four years ; but if she marries 
within three years the ^50 to be paid within one year after her 
marriage) ; to Jonathan Hallett ,£50, one half next Michaelmas 
Day, the rest within three years from date of agreement ; to 
Daniel Allen £16 on or before 16 Feb'y 1688/9 ; John is also 
to pay all debts of and receive all debts due to the estate. 

Elizabeth Dexter, Jr. and Jonathan Hallett signed by marks. 

Witnessed by Stephen Skiff, James Percival and William 
Bassett. Approved by the Court, 1 June, 16S7 and recorded 6 
June, 1687. 

[p. 9] Inventory of William Freeman of Eastham, taken by 
Thomas Crosby and Mark Snow, and presented in Court 31 
May, 16S7, by the widow, Lydia Freeman, who was then ap- 
pointed administratrix. Amt. ^89, 8s. 7d. Recorded 7 June, 
1687, by Joseph Lothrop, Deputy Register. 

[p. 10] Will of John Doane of Eastham, " aged eighty and 
eight years or there about." To "my Loving wife* I give" 
my dwelling house in Eastham with all the upland and meadow 
about it, and two acres at a place " Comonly Called y e Acres," 
and all personal estate for life. To daughter Abigail Doane 
the house and land before mentioned, at her mother's death. 
To son John Doane, who is made sole executor, 27 acres of 
upland, seven acres of it joining land granted the son John by 
the town, fifteen acres on west side of " Rockharbors mouth," 
the other five acres at Nauset, next to John's land ; also 8 acres 
"at poche Island," with "all my right and Intrest in the Towne 
of Eastham as being a Towne purcheser : and to my sd Son 
John I give a tract of land granted to me by the honnoured 
Court holden at piimouth by his majesties order Invested with 
power to do equity and Justise to his poor destresed Subjectes 
the grant was a hundred acres of upland and meadow Answer- 
able to it," also " my great Table and the forme that belongs 

* Not named. 



1/8 Eastham, Mass., Vital Records. 

unto it." To son Daniel Doane the land he now lives on and 
20 acres near " the dry Swamp," also 4^ acres of meadow " on 
the southerly side of the boat meadow." To son Ephraim Doane 
20 acres of upland and 4 acres of meadow at " little Billings- 
gate." To granddaughter Margaret Hicks a trunk and a pair of 
sheets ; after his wife's decease and the debts are paid the re- 
mainder of the estate to be equally divided among all his sons 
and daughters. 

Will dated 18 May, 1678. Witnessed by Samuel Freeman 
and Gershom Hall. Sworn to by Freeman 2 June, 16S6, before 
John Walley, Assistant, and by Hall 31 May, 16S7, in Preroga- 
tive Court. Recorded 8 June, 1687, by Joseph Lothrop, Deputy 
Register. 

[p. 11] Inventory of u m r John Doane deceased the 21 th of 
ffebruary 16S5 aged about a hundred* years," taken by Joseph 
Snow and Joshua Bangs, 21 May, 1686. Amt. ,£10, 16s. 7d. 
Sworn to by Abigail Doane, 29 May, 1686, before John Free- 
man, Assistant. Recorded 8 June, 1687. 

( To be continued.') 



EASTHAM, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

Literally transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

In 1797 the town of Eastham was divided and one part was 
incorporated as the town of Orleans. The original records of 
the town of Eastham are in the possession of the town of 
Orleans. The first volume is in a very dilapidated condition 
and should be preserved by the Emery Process. The earliest 
vital records are found in the second part of the first volume. 



[Vol. I, Pt. II, p. 4] 

Anna Bills the Wife of Thomas Bills died the first day of September in 

the yeare 1675 
Thomas Bills and Joanna Twining wear maried the second day of may 

in the year 1676 
Joseph doane and Mary godfrey wear Maried the : 8 th day of Jenuary 

in the year : 1690 
Mary doane the daughter of Joseph doane was borne the fiftenth day 

of November in the year .1691 

* Compare age stated in the will. 



East ham, Mass., Vital Records. 179 

Joseph doane the son of Joseph doane was borne the fiftenth day of 

• November in the year : 1693 
Rebecca doane the daughter of Joseph and Mary Doane was borne at 

Eastham : the fourth day : of September : 169S 
Hannah Doane the Daughter of Joseph and Mary Doane was born at 

Eastham the Seventeenth Day of November in the year 1700 
Daniel Doane the Son of Joseph & mary Doan was born at Eastham 

the eighth day of Januarie : 1 702/3 
Thebe Doane the Daughter of Joseph and Mary Doane was Born at 

Eastham the twenty ninth day of October 1 704 
Elisha Doane the Son of Joseph and Mary Doane was Born at Eastham 

the third day of febuary Anno Dom 1705/6 
Joshua Doane the Son of Joseph and Mary Doane was Born at Eastham 

y e fourth day of December Anno dom 1709 
Lidya Doane : the daughter of Joseph and Mary Doane was Born at 

Eastham on the ninth day of febuary anno Domini 1714/15 
Elisabeth Doane the daughter of Joseph and Mary Doane was Born at 

Eastham on the twentieth day of may anno Domini : 1717 : 
Sarah Doane the Daughter of Joseph and Mary Doane was Born at 

Eastham on the Eleventh day of September anno dom : 1719 
Mis Mary Doane the wife of Joseph Doan esqu r dyed on the 2 2 d day of 

July anno domini : 1725 
Joseph Doane Esq r & M rs Desire Berry were maried by M r samuel 

Osbon the 29 day of february 1727/8 
Desire the daughter of Josep Doane born the {worn) December 1728 

[p. 5] Thomas Bills a daughter Named Anna Borne the 2S th day of 

June in the yeare 1673 
Thomas Bills a daughter Named Elizabeth borne the twentie third day 

of august in the yeare 1675 
Thomas Bills a sonn Named Nathaneel borne the : 25 th : day of June in 

the year 1677 
Mercy Bills the daughter of Thomas Bills was borne the fourtenth day 

of aprill : 1679 
Mehitabel Bills the daughter of Tho : Bills was borne the 26 th day of 

March : 1681 
Thomas Bills the son of Tho. bills was borne the 22 nd day of March 

1684 
gershom bills the son of Tho : Bills was borne the fifth day of June in 

the year : 1686 
Joanna Bills the daughter of Tho : bills was borne the second day of 

december in the year 1688 
Ruth Higgins the daughter of Joseph and Ruth Higgins was born the 

eleventh day of September 1700 
Eliezer Atwood Dyed on the twenty ninth day of March anno Domini 

„,. J 729 

Elisha young and Elisabeth mirrick were married by Jonathan Sparrow 

esqur on the tenth day of febrary 1703/4 
Elisha young the son of Elisha young was Born at Eastham the 27 th day 

of October anno domini 1704 



I So East ham, Mass., Vital Records. 

Rebecca young the daughter of Elisha and Elisabeth young was born at 
Eastham the fifth day of October anno Domini 1706 

Elisabeth Young the Daughter of Elish and Elisabeth young was bom 
at Eastham the 24 th day of may 171 1 

Joseph Doane Esq r Dide July the 27 ■ 1757 

[p. 6] George Crispe and Hephzibah Cole Weare Maried the : 24 th : of : 

May : 1677 : 
Mary Crispe the daughter of George Crispe was borne the ninth day of 

december : 1678 
Mercie Crisp the daughter of george Crisp was borne the: 15 th of 

October : 1681 
George Crisp died the : 28 th of July: 1682 

Nicholas Snow and lydia shaw wear maried the 4 th day of aprill : 1689 
Nicholas Snow a son borne the . 30 th . day of Jenuary in the year : 1691 

92 : Named Jonnathan 
Hannah Harding the Daughter of Maziah and Hannah Harding was 

Born at Eastham febuary the 15 th 1694 
Thomas Harding the Son of Maziah and Hannah Harding was Born at 

Eastham novmber the 13 th 1699 
James Harding the Son : of Maziah and Hannah Harding was Bora at 

Eastham november the 2 nd 1702 
Mary Harding the Daughter of Maziah Harding was Born at Eastham 

the Second day of april Anno Dom 1706 
Elisabeth Harding the Daughter of Maziah and Hannah Harding was 

Born at Eatham in Aprill : 1 708 
phebe Harding the Daughter : of Maziah and Hannah Harding was 

Born at Eastham in April Anno : 17 10 
Nathan Harding the son of Maziah and Hannah Harding was Born at 

Eastham October y* 29 th Anno Dom : 171 1 
Cornelius Harding the son of Maaziah and Hannah Harding was Born 

at Eastham on the thirty first day of march anno domini 17 16/17 
M re Mercy Cole Died the 25 of September 1735 * n tne 63 y ear °^ ner 

age 
Daniel Cole Died the 15 th of June 1736 in the 70 th year of his age 
[pp. 7-10 are missing] 
[p. 11] John ffreeman and Sarah Merrick weare Maried the Eightenth 

of december : 1672 : 
John ffreeman the sonn of John flreeman was borne the third day of 

September : 1674 : and died 
Sarah flreeman the daughter of John ffreeman was borne in September: 

1676 
John ffreeman an other son Named John borne in July : 1678 
Rebecca ffreeman the daughter of John ffreeman was borne the 28 th day 

of Jenuarie. 1680 
Nathaniel ffreeman the son of John ffreeman was borne the . 17 th of 

march : i683 
benjamine ffreeman the son of John ffreeman was borne in July : 1685 
Marcy ffreeman the daughter of John ffreeman was borne the third of 

Agust in the year : 1687 



Elder John Chipmari s Will and Inventory. i3r 

James Maker and mercy Smith were married by Jonathan Sparrow 
Esqu r on the fifteenth day of febuary 1 703/4 

Joseph Covel of monomoy and Hannah Bassett were married by Jona- 
than Sparrow Esqu r on the first day of march 1703/4 

Edward Smale of monomoy and Sarah Nickerson were married by 
Jonathan Sparrow Esqu r on the third day of april 1704 

James Brown Jun r and Ruth Snow were married by Jonathan Sparrow 
Esqu r on the thirteenth day of april 1704 

Joseph Brown the Son of James and Ruth Brown was Born at Eastham 
the fifth day of febuary 1 704/5 

Jesse Brown the son of James and Ruth Brown was Born at eastham 
January y e 21 th 1706/7 

Zilpah Brown the daughter of James and Ruth Brown was Born at 
Eastham October y e 18 th 1708 

Ruth Brown the Daughter of James and Ruth Brown was born at East- 
ham the Sixth day of October Anno Dom 11710 

Jane Brown the Daughter of James and Ruth Brown was Born in East- 
ham on the nineteenth day of June anno Domini 1713 

James Brown the son of James and Ruth Brown was Born at Eastham 
on the fourth day of June anno Domini 11715 

George Brown the son of James and Ruth Brown was born at Eastham 
on y e thirtieth day of December anno domini : 1716. 

Rebecca Brown the daughter of James and Ruth Brown was Born at 
Eastham april y e 23 : anno domini : 1718 

Beniamin Brown the son of James & Ruth Brown was Born at eastha 
the twentyfourth day of June anno domini : 1 720 

James Maker Ju r and Mary Taylor were married by m r Samuel Treat 
April y e 17 th 1706 

( To be continued?) 



ELDER JOHN CHIPMAINPS WILL AND INVENTORY, 
AND THE WILL OF RUTH CHIPMAN. 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman'. 

Elder John Chipman's first wife, and the mother of his chil- 
dren, was Hope 2 Rowland (John 1 ), who died at Barnstable, 
8/18 January, 1683/4. Her gravestone is still standing in the 
old cemetery. His second wife was Ruth, the daughter of 
William Sargent and successively the widow of Jonathan Wins- 
low of Marshfield and Richard Bourne of Barnstable. She 
died at Sandwich in 171 3. 

Elder Chipman died at Sandwich 7/17 April, 1708, and his 
will is recorded in the Barnstable County Probate Records, 



1 82 Elder John Chipmaris Will and Inventor}'. 

Volume III, pages 228-231. Ruth Chipman's will is found on 
pages 258 and 259 of the same volume. 



The Last Will and Testament of Elder John Chipman of 
Sandwich in y e County of Barnstable In y e Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay In New England 

I John Chipman being Sensible of the uncrtainty of This 
present Life and being Desirous to Sett Things in Order so as 
to prevent (as far as in me Lyes) all occasions of Contest 
among my Relations after my Deceese ; and being att this 
present Thro the mercy of God In Compitent Health and of 
Disposing mind & memory Do Therefore according to my Duty 
make This my Last Will & Testament and Do hereby Revoke 
and Annull all former Will and Wills Testament or Testaments 
which I have heretofore made by word or writing : and this 
shall be accounted accepted and Stand for my Last Will and 
Testament as followeth : viz : That above all I Will and be- 
queath my soul to God in Jesus Christ my Lord who Gave it 
and my body to Decent burial ; And as to that Temporal Es- 
tate which God has been pleased to besto upon me my will is 
as followeth 

Imp r That all my Just Debts and Dues to any man in Right 
or Conscience belonging ; and my funerall Expencies shall be 
first paid out of my Estate & fully Discharged : That is to Say: 
out of my movable Estate 

Item I Will and bequeath to Ruth my Dear and Loving Wife 
all whatsoever is Left of Her Estate which I had with her when 
I married her I also give her on half part of my whole personail 
Estate which shall be found In Sandwich att my Decease Be- 
sides and moreover all the Carts plows and husbandry Imply- 
ments as also all the Corn and meat flax & wool yarn and Cloth 
That is in the House att my Decease ; and I Do also Give Her 
Twenty Pounds in money which is Due to her by y e Compact 
made between us at our Intermarrage : she according to Sd 
Compact upon payment of this Twenty Pounds to Quitt Claim 
to all Right & Title to & [p. 229] Intrest In my Howsing and 
Lands att Barnstable : and This Twenty Pounds shall be paid 
her out of That money of mine in y e Hands of my friend m r 
Jonathan Russell of Barnstable 

It I Will and Bequeath to my Two Sons Sam 11 and John my 
Whole Real Estate in Barnstable to them and their Heirs for 
Ever: that is to Say: That my Son Samuell shall have Two 
parts Thereof & my son Jn° one part or third thereof, unless 
my son Sam 11 see Cause to pay his Brother John seventy pounds 
in Lew of Sd Third part, and Samuel So Doing shall Enjoy the 



Elder JoJin Chipmaris Will and Inventory. 1S3 

whole he and his heirs for Ever : onely my will is that my Sd 
Two sons shall pay proportionally out of y e abovesd Bequest 
To my Two Grandchildren Mary Gale & Jabez Dimock five 
Founds a piece within one year after my Decease 

Item I Will and bequeath to my Son Sam 11 my Great Table 
& Chest and Great Iron pott with all my Carpinters Tools & 
Husbandry Implements which are now In His possession and 
occupation in Barnstable 

It. I Will and bequeath to my Daughters Elizabeth : Hope : 
Lydia Hanah Ruth Mercy Bethiah and Desire ; the hole of my 
movable Estate In Sandwich and barnstable (onely Still Ex- 
cepting the full half thereof before bequeathed to my Wife : 
and those partiulars before Exprest that are Given to my so 
Sam 11 to be Eaquily Divided between my Sd Eight Daughtrs : 
and In case any of my Sd Daughters be Dead before their 
Receiving of this my bequest my will is that Their part be 
Given and Distributed Eaquily to their surviving Children 

Item I Do Constitute and Appoint my Loving sons Sam 11 & 
John Chipman to be Joynt Executors of this my Last will and 
Testament : and Do Desire my very Good friends rn r Jonathan 
Russel and m r Rowland Cotton to be my oversears to see that 
this my Last will and Testiment be executed and performed 
according to the True Intent & meaning y r of 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal 
this Twelfth Day of November Anno Domini one Thousand 
seven hundred and Two 

Signed sealed & DD John J Chipman (seal) 

In presence of his marke 

Rowland Cotton 
Sam 11 Prince 
Nathan Bourne 

May y e 17 th 1708 : Then m r Rowland Cotton & Nathan 
Bourne whose hands stands to this Instrument as witnesses : 
before Barnabas Lothrop Esq r Judge of Probates &c for this 
County of Barnstable made oath y l they Did see Elder John 
Chipman Late of Sandwich now Dceeased Sign & Seal this 
Instrument & heard him Declare it to be his Last will & Testi- 
ment & that he was of Disposing mind & memory when he so 
Did so far as y a ^ know : & mr Samuel Prince also appeared att 
y e Same time & mad oath that he also sett his hand to this 
Instrument as a witness 

attest W m Bassett Reg tr 

[p. 230] On this page is the letter of administration issued 
"unto Samuel Chipman and John Chipman the onely sons of 
Sd Deceased," 17/27 May, 1708. 



184 Elder John Chipmans Will and Inventory. 

• An Inventory of all and singuler the Goods Chattels Rights 
and Credits of Elder John Chipman Late of Sandwich In y e 
County of Barnstable who Deceased y e 7 th Day of Aprill 1708 : 
Taken and apprized by us the Subcribers : 

Imprimis in plate att 8 s pr ounce 

It in Cash att 8 s pr ounce 

It in Bills of Credit 

It Due In Cash upon Bills att 15P weight 

It To ^£20 in Cash in m r Jonathan Russels Hands 

It To 18 books Small and Great 

It To purse Tongs knife Tobaco box & pouch all att 

It To his apparrel woolen and Lining all at 

It To one bed bolster 2 blankets & green Rugg & old 

Cushen ail att 
It To one old Chest att 

It To 26 puter Things and 9 lb of old puter all att 
[p. 231] It To a Brass Candlestick att 
It To a pare of Stilyards att 
It To a pare of wooden Skales 
It To a Close Stool att 
It To a bed pan att 

It To a pare of Spectitles with Silver bows att 
It To 6 Chairs att 

It To fire Tongs Tramils and Andjrons all att 
It To a mete fork and Three Candlesticks all att 
It To a Cain att 
It To 4 Tin Things att 
It To Earthen Cups att 
It To 3 Stone Juggs : 
It To a Trunk att 
It To one Table att 
It To 4 oxen att 
It To 8 Cows and heiffers att 
It To one yerling att 

It To about 3 hundred of Rays & posts answerable 
It To booke Debts Due to the Estate about 
It To more personall Estate in the hand of Sam 11 Chip. 

Barnstable 
It To a Debt from Jona* Toby 
It To a pare of money Skails and weights att 
It To one Spice morter and pestle att 
It To Two Iron Potts att 16 s and 3 Iron ketles att 18 s 
It To 2 shirts more att 
It To 2 sheets more att 
It Due from Judah Butlers Estate 02 o i<~» 

apprised by us W ra Bassett Shubal Smith 
more about 15s Received in debts since y e Inventory taken 

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Ruth Chipmaris Will. 185 

October y e 5 th 1709 Then Deacon Sam 11 Chipman and John 
Chipman Executors to the Last Will and Testiment of Elder 
John Chipman Late of Sandwich Deceased before Barnabas 
Lothrop Esq r Judge of Probates &c made oath that the above 
written is a True Inventory of the Estate of y e above named 
Elder John Chipman so far as they know and that if any Thing 
meterial shall further Come to their knowledge they will also 
bring it to this Inventory 

Attest W m Bassett Res* 



Ruth Chepman's Well. 

[Vol. Ill, p. 258] The Last Will and Testament of Ruth 
Chipman (Relict of Elder John Chipman Late of Sandwich 
Deceased) In y e County of Barnstable in y e Province of y e 
Massachusetts Bay In New England 

I Ruth Chipman being sensable of y e uncertainty of this 
Trasitory Life and being at this Time Thro y e Goodness of 
God of Disposing mind and Memory Do make and Constitue 
this as my Last will and Testiment Hereby Revoking all 
former wills by me made Either byword or writing: and Do 
Declare that this shall Stand & be accepted for my Last will 

first I Do Renew the Bequest of my soul and body into y e 
Hands of God Relying upon his free Grace and on y e merits 
and Righteousness of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ for 
pardon and acceptance : And my Body to Decent Burial In 
hopes of a Blessed Resurection & Imortality 

2:ly it is my Will that all my Just Debts and funerall 
Charges shall first be paid out of my Estate 

Item it is my Will that my Brother John Serjant of Maiden 
shall Have fourty pounds of my Estate att money value as 
it Now passeth in Comon Dealing between man and man to be 
Eaquilly Divided among his Children (Excepting his son Wil- 
liam) part of which Legacy is in his hands already, i. e: £11 

JOS 

Itm I Give my kinswooman Hanna sergeant one suit of 
my Clothes : 

It I Give to my Kinsman Joseph Bread Ten Pounds : and to 
his Daughters Sarah and Elizabeth five Pounds Each and to 
the other Children of my sister Bread Twenty Pounds These 
Leagsys to be paid also att money value as it now passeth 

It it is my Will that y e Daughters of my sister Felch att 
Reading shall have Six pounds of my Estate as it Now passeth 

It I Give to my Kinsman Seath Toby five Pounds In Like 
value 
[p. 259] Itm I Give to Debory Ivory Five Pounds In Like value 



1 86 Ruth Chipmaris Will. 

-Itm I Give to Bathshebe y e Daughter of m r Melatiah Bourne 
five Pounds at money value as it Now passeth 

Item I Give to Mary Bassett of Chillmark y e money Her 
Husband is Indebted to me. and the Sheepe he has of mine in 
partnership 

Itm I Give to Jabez Dimok Twenty shillings out of my 
Estate 

Item I Give to Mary Bassett of Sandwich Five Pounds of 
my Estate as it now passeth in Comon Dealing 

Itm I Give to my Two kinsmen Bills three pound apeice as 
it passeth now in Comon Dealing 

Itm I Give to my Sister Lydia Sergeant that Brass kittle y* 
was Her Fathers 

It I Give as a Token of my Love to y e Children of M r Row- 
land Cotton Six Pounds 

Item I Give to Deborah Weight my kinswoman Three pounds 

Item y e Remaining part of my Estate if any be I Leave to 
my Executor 

Lastly I Do make and Constitute my friend m r Rowland 
Cotton to be Sole Executor to this my Last will and Testi- 
ment. Signed with my hand and Sealed with my Seal this 
Sixth Day of December Anno Domini one Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Ten 

Signed Sealed & Declared Ruth Chipman (Seal) 

To be her Last Will in 
presence of 
John Chipman 
Remember Smith 
Meletiah Bourne 

Barnstable ss 

On y e Eighth Day of October 1713 Then Leu* Melatiah 
Bourne. John Chipman & Remembr Jennings Late Remember 
Smith whose Hands are Hereto Sett as Witnesses Before 
Barnabas Lothrop Esq r Judge of y e probate of Wills and 
Granting Letters of Adminestration on y e Estates of Persons 
Dying Intestate Having Goods Chattels Rights or Credits 
within y e County of Barnstable aforesd made oath that they 
Did see M« Ruth Chipman Late of Sandwich in Sd County 
now Deceased sign and Seal this Instrument & heard her 
Decbre it to be her Last will and Testiment : and y t she was 
of Disposing mind and memory when she so Did and that they 
then Sett y r hand as witnesses 

Attest W m Basset Reg tr 

[p. 260] On this page is the letter of administration issued to 

Mr. Rowland Cotton, 8/1 3 October, 171 3. I 



The Vital Records of Marshfield, Mass. 187 



THE VITAL RECORDS OF MARSHFIELD, MASS. 

{Continued from page 43.) 

[Vol. I, p. 12] birthes 

Nathan the son of Samuel Thomas & Marcy his Wife was born the 2 1 

of November 16S8. 
Damaris the Daughter of Jonathan Eames & hanah his Wife was Born 

the 19 th day of May 1690 
Robert the son of Vallintine Decro & Martha his wife was born the 1 7 

of Jan r 1690 
Elizabeth the Daughter of Anthony Eames & mercy his wife was born 

the 11 th day of March 1691 
Lowis the Daughter of John sherman & Jane his wife was born January 

27 th 1691. 
Isaac the son of John Dogett : & Mehittabell his wife was born on the 

7 th day of June 1692 
William the son of Isaac Little & Bethiah his wife was born febuary 

. 27 . 169-J. 
Abigail the Daughter (o)f Jonathan Eames & (Han) ah his wife was 

(bor)n febuary . i . 1691 

Deaths 

Martha the wife of John hewett deceased June 25 . 1691. 
Isaac the son of John Dogett & Mehittabell his wife was buried Sep- 
tember . 21 . 1692 
Daniel Croker Deceased febuary the 5* 1692 
Edward Bumpus Deceased Aprill 3 d 1693 
the wife of flrancis Croker Deceased March 1695. 
Josias Snow deceased August 1692 
Anthony Snow Deceased August 1692 
Thomas Dogett Deceased September 1692 
Jacob Dingley deceased August y e 18 : 1691 
Elizabeth the wife of Abram Holmes Deceased September 1692 
M r Samuel Arnold Deceased September the first 1693 

birthes 

Nathaniel Little son of Isaac Little & Bethiah his wife was bourn 

Aprill 12 . 1690 
Benjamin the Son of Benjamin Phillips & Sarah his wife was Bora May 

the 20 th 1687. 
Sarah the Daughter of Benjamin Phillips & Sarah his wife was born 

June 29 th 1689 
Thomas the son of Benjamin Phillips & Sarah his wife was born Jan r 

17 th 1 69 1. 
Abigail the Daughter of Experience branch & lidia his wife was born 

febuary 1 . 1692 



1 88 The Vital Records of Mars hfi 'eld, Mass. 

Icacbod the son of Anthony Eames & Mercy his Wife was born the 20 

day of Sep* 1693 
Hanah the Daughter of John Dogett & Mehetable his wife was born 

Desembr . 2S . 1693. 
William Sherman the son of John sherman & Jane his Wife was born 

Jan r 23 . 1693 

[p. 13] Deaths 

John Rows deceasd the . 16. desemb 1684 

Joseph Truant & Israel Holms were Cast away saleing into Plimouth 

harbor & were drowned febuary . 24. 16S4 & buried at Plimouth 
John Tilden the son of Thomas Tilden deceased the 20 th day of Aprill 

1685. 
Morris Truant deceased the .21. day of Aprill 1685 
James Muccall had a son deseasd May 29. 16S8. 
Elizabell the Daughter of Thomas Bourn deceased the 14 day of 

Aprill 1689. 
Bethiah the Daughter of Isaac Little deceased the (*) day of (*) 16S9 
Joseph Thomas Deceased the 13 th day of July 1690 
Mary the wife of Robert Stamford Deceased Aug r 26. 1690 
Elizabeth the Wife of Abram Holmes Deceased the (*) day of May 

1690. 
Mary the wife of Samuel Dogett deceased Aprill {worn) 1690. 

I 

Birthes 

Nathaniel Thomas & Deborah Jacob were Married the 19 th of January* 

Anno Domini 1663 
Nathaniel Thomas son of Nathaniel Thomas & Deborah his wife was 

born the 18 th day of October 1664. 
Joseph Thomas the son of Nathaniel Thomas & Deborah his wife was 

born the 25* day of Aug f 1666. 
Deborah the Daughter of Nathaniel Thomas & Deborah his wife was 

Born y e 28 th of septembr 1668. 
Dorothy the Daughter of Nathaniel Thomas & Deborah his wife was 

born y e 6* day of November 1670. 
William the son of Nath !1 Thomas & Deborah his wife was born the 4 th 

day of Desember 1672 
Elisha the son of Nath 11 Thomas & Deborah his wife was Born the 20 th 

day of febuary 1674 
Joshua the son of Nath 11 Thomas & Deborah his wife was Born the 1 7 ;h 

day of August. 1677. 
Caleb the son of Nathniel Thomas & Deborah his wife was Born the 

11 th day of October 1680. 
Isaac the son of Nathaniel Thomas & Deborah his wife was born y e *9 

of October 1682 
Mary the Daughter of Nathaniel Thomas & Deborah his (wife w)as 

{worn) April {worn) 1686 

* The day and month were not filled in. 



Reports from State Societies. 189 

Sarah the Daughter of Jacob Dingly was born the 15 day of October 

16S4. 
Kanah the Daughter of John Sherman was Born Aprill 29 1685 
Jonathan Earns the Son of Jonathan Earns was Born the 3 d day of May 

1685 
losiah Eames the son of Justus Eames was born the 29 th day of May 

1685 
John Bourn the Son of Thomas Bourn was Born the 8 th day of June 

16S5 
Thomas Ford the Son of Michael Ford & bethiah his wife was Born 

Aprill 30 1685 
John Waterman the son of John Waterman & ann his wife was born the 

23 d day of September 16S5 
Joseph Phillips the son of Benjamin Phillips & Sarah his wife was Born 

the 29 th day of March 16S5 
Charles Little the son of Isaac Little & bethiah his wif (e) was Born the 

15 d(ay) of October 1685 
Bethiah Littl(e) Daughter of (Isaac) Little & Bethia (h his) wife was 

Born {worn) of Desember i(wom) 

( To be continued.} 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

The twenty-sixth meeting of the Society was held at the Hotel Vendome, 
Boston, on Wednesday afternoon, May 22, 1901, the two hundred and eighti- 
eth anniversary of the first marriage at Plymouth, that of Edward VVinslow 
and Susanna (Fuller) White. Rev. William Copley Winslow, D.D., read a 
paper on "Incidents in the Life of Governor Edward W 7 inslow." The paper 
was followed bv the usual informal reception. 

Donations to the Library. 

"The Life and Work of Thomas Dudley, the Second Governor of Mas- 
sachusetts, " from Miss Edith Child. 

" The Two Hundred and Sixty-Second Annual Record of the Ancient and 
Honorable Company, 1899-1900/' from Capt. Albert A. Folsom. 

"The English Ancestry of Governor Thomas Mayhew of Martha's Vine- 
yard 1 593-1 632. " from Mrs. Lucy Hall Greenlaw. 

'* The May-Flower and Her Log," from Houghton, Mifflin & Company. 

Twenty-five numbers of the " Spirit of '76," from Mr. George Edward 
Brown. 

Thirteen numbers of the *■ Spirit of '76," from Mr. George Ernest Bow- 
nun. 



190 Reports from State Societies. 

Members Elected. 
April 4, 1 90 1. 

654. Seth Holden Wetherbee, Fall River, eighth from William Brewster. 

655. Hiram Abif Oakman, North Marshheld, seventh from John Alden. 

656. Mrs. Richard Stanley Smith, Somerviile, eighth from John Alden. 

657. Mrs. James McKay, Tampa, Fla., ninth from Stephen Hopkins, eighth 

from Gyles Hopkins. 

658. Mrs. Melvin Ballou Gilbert, Boston, ninth from William Brewster. 

659. Mrs. Francis Deans Little, Cumberland, B. C, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

660. Countess Henri de Frankenstein, Rome, Italy, eighth from William 

Brewster, seventh from Love Brewster. 

661. John Fremont Hill, Augusta, Me., sixth from Henry Samson. 

^62. Mrs. Florentine Alaric Pelton, Arden, N. C, ninth from John How- 
land. 

663. Miss Elizabeth Blackmer Pennell, Denver, Col., ninth from John 

Alden. 

664. Mrs. Herbert Turrell, New York, N. Y., ninth from John Howland. 

June 18, 1901. 

665. Mrs. George Warren Bail, Newton Highlands, seventh from William 

Bradford. 
G66. Marshall Cowing, Seneca Falls, N. Y., eighth from Thomas Rogers. 

667. George Allen Dary, Boston, ninth from Thomas Rogers. 

668. David Loring, Portland, Or., eighth from William Bradford. 

669. Miss Delia Sophia Peterson, Cambridge, eighth from John Alden. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
March, 1901. 

169. Herbert B. Turner, ninth from Peter Brown ; ninth from Stephen 
Hopkins. 

April, 1901. 

272. Mrs. Bradford D. Davol, ninth from Thomas Rogers. 
645. Edward King, eighth from John Alden ; eighth from Thomas Rogers. 
655. Hiram A. Oakman, seventh from Edward Doty ; seventh from George 
Soule ; seventh from Richard Warren. 

June, 1901. 

640. Clifford M. Swan, eleventh from William Brewster, tenth from Love 

Brewster ; eleventh (four lines) from Richard Warren ; tenth (two 

lines) from Richard Warren. 
660. Countess Henri de Frankenstein, eighth from John Alden. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
April 3, 1901. 

645. Mrs. Frederick William Yates, Rochester, ninth from John Howland. 

646. Mrs. Edward Hutchins Cutler, St. Paul, Minn., eighth from John 

Alden. 

647. Thomas Bliss Stillman, Hoboken, N. J., eighth from William Brewster. 

648. I. Henry Walker, New York, tenth from John Howland. 

649. John Walter Stevens, St. Paul, Minn., eighth from Isaac Allerton, sev- 

enth from Remember Allerton. 



Reports from State Societies. 191 

May 1, 1901. 

650. William Taber Rich, Brooklyn, tenth from William Brewster. 

651. Cornelius Boardman Tyler, New York, ninth from William Bradford. 

652. William Waldo Blackman, M.D., Brooklyn, seventh from John Howland. 

653. Marshall Hill Clyde, New York, eleventh from Thomas Rogers. 

654. Mrs. True Page Pierce, Brooklyn, seventh from John Alden. 

655. Mrs. Henry Christopher Hand Stewart, New York, ninth from Francis 

Cooke. 

656. Mrs. Edwin Henry, Flushing, N. Y., seventh from William Bradford. 

657. Miss Edwina Agnes Chandler, Brooklyn, eighth from Myles Standish. 

June 5, 1901. 

658. Miss Annie Swann Woodcock, Buffalo, eighth from John Howland. 

659. Mrs. Edward A. Dawson, Waverly, Iowa, eleventh from Thomas Rogers. 

660. Frederic White Shepherd, New York, ninth from William Bradford. 

661. Mrs. Rollin Hurlbut Smith, Little Falls, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, 

seventh from Constance Hopkins. 



CONNECTICUT SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
April 15, 1901. 

223. Miss Elizabeth Hinsdale Rockwell, Winsted, eighth from William Brad- 

ford. 

224. William Lindsley Otis, Waterford, eighth from William Brewster. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
April 10, 1901. 

83. Glenn Wood, M.D., Chicago, ninth from William Brewster. 

June 12, 1901. 

84. Theron Royal Woodward, Chicago, tenth from Stephen Hopkins, ninth 

from Constance Hopkins. 

85. Norman Frederick Thompson, Rockford, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, 

seventh from Gyles Hopkins. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

A meeting of the Society was held at the Congregational Church, Wash- 
ington, on Wednesdav evening, April 10, 1901. Addresses were made by 
J. Taber Johnson, ALD., Rev. John L. Eweli, D.D. and Loren B. T. John- 
son, M.D. An informal reception followed. 

Members Elected. 
April 9, 1901. 

112. Mrs. Albert Henry Kuhn, Hoquiam, Washington, seventh from George 

Soule. 

113. Alvin Mason Lothrop, Washington, ninth from Francis Cooke. 

June 19, 1901. 

114. Samuel Walter Woodward, Washington, eighth from John Alden. 

115. John McAllister Schoneid, Washington, eighth from William Brewster, 

seventh from Love Brewster. 



192 Pilgrim Notes a)id Queries. 



NEW JERSEY SOCIETY. 

At a meeting held August 15, 1900, the General Board of Assistants granted 
a charter for a Society of Mayflower Descendants in New Jersey to Alden 
Freeman, Mrs. Charles B. Bovnton, Asa L. Foster, Benjamin Shepard, Lean- 
der N. Lovell, Mason W. Tyler, Rev. Daniel F. Warren, D.D., Charles A. 
Greene, Mrs. Charles A. Greene, Mrs. Leander N. Lovell, Mrs. Mason W. 
Tyler, Miss Edith W. Sterling-, Miss Eleanor A. Sterling, Mrs. Charles A. 
Borcherling, Harold Binney, William G. Binney, Elijah T. Farnham, Mrs. 
Jared K. Myers, Mrs. Joseph H. Oglesby, Joseph H. Oglesby. 

The charter members met at Delmonico's, New York City, on November 
21, 1900, and effected a partial organization by the election of Rev. D. F. 
Warren, D.D., as Deputy Governor ; Charles A. Greene, Secretary; Alden 
Freeman, Historian. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES, 

Notes. 

The Mayflower Genealogies. We regret that it has been impossible 
to complete for this issue the initial articles on " Stephen Hopkins and His 
Descendants " and " George Soule and His Descendants, 1 ' as announced. 
The first of these will appear in the October number, and we hope to present 
the other in January. 

Death of Sarah (Collier) (Brewster) Parke. After Love Brews- 
ter's death his widow married Richard Parke, of Cambridge, Mass., who 
died in 1665. The Plymouth Colony Records show that Sarah returned to 
Duxbury and was living there 2/12 March, 1679,/ So. ^ er man y descendants 
will be interested in the following entry which we found in the First Book of 
the Plymouth First Church Records. Part III, page 22. The page is dared 
1691, and under the heading " members dyed" is the record: •• mris Sarah 
Parke, widow, April, 26 ; in her 76th yeare." 

The Brewster Book. We are much indebted to Rev. John Elliot Bow- 
man for reading through the voluminous mass of manuscript contained in the 
Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr., to learn when Fitch came into possession of the 
Brewster Book. His patience was rewarded by finding the following entry, 
written in April, 1802: " Tuesd : y e 6 th is fair, & some more moderate: ) l * 
is boiling Sap again, Wilson coopering : I this day Examined ye Old Brews- 
ter Record Book, which Wilson brought up from his late Journey: If my 
Son Cord ilia had lived till this day he would have been 40 years old": " 

Cordilla died 25 October, 1800, f and on Monday, 25 January, 1802, his 
brother Theophilus Wilson started for Connecticut to take the' widow and 
children back to Vermont. They reached Hyde Park on March tenth, and 
Wilson must have given the book to his father between that date and the 
sixth of April. 

Colonial Research Fund. Subscriptions have been received froat 
Miss Ann M. Sears and Mr. Henry P. Upham. 

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THE ONLY MAYFLOWER GRAVESTONE. 

By George Ernest Bowman. 

It will be a great surprise to all interested in Pilgrim history 
to learn that there is still in existence a gravestone of a 
Mayflower passenger, erected at the time of his death and in- 
scribed with his name and age ; and their interest will be 
increased when they read that this man probably outlived 
John 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ), heretofore believed to have survived 
all the other male passengers except Peregrine White, who was 
not born until the Mayflower reached Cape Cod. 

The illustration facing this page shows the only known 
gravestone of a Mayflower passenger. This stone was erected 
in the old Charter Street Cemetery at Salem, Mass., to mark 
the last resting place of Capt. Richard More, Senior, who came 
to Plymouth in the Mayflower, as a boy in Elder William 
Brewster's family, and finally settled at Salem, where he died. 

Before describing this stone, and the five others (in the same 
group) erected by Capt. More to mark the graves of his two 
wives, a son, a daughter and two grandchildren, the proof that 
he was a Mayflower passenger should be presented. As the 
object of this article is to call attention to the only existing 
Mayflower gravestone and to arouse an interest in Capt. Richard 
More which will lead others to study his family and try to 
prove descent from him, I shall present the evidence of his 
identity as briefly as possible, leaving for their proper place in 
the " Mayflower Genealogies " many interesting facts found on 
the records. 

Richard More, as already stated, was a boy in Elder Brew- 

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ster's family on the Mayflower.* He was still in that family 
at the Division of Cattle in 1627 ; but on 20/30 October, 1636, 
he married Christian Hunt, whose ancestry is not known, and 
on 1/11 November, 1637, he sold his house and adjoining land 
at Duxbury to Abraham Blush, f During the next twentv 
years I do not find any mention of him on the Plymouth 
Colony records. 

A few years after this sale one Richard Man became an 
inhabitant of Scituate, and the Rev. Samuel Deane's History 
of Scituate, published in 1831, states that he was " a youth in 
Elder Brewster's family, and came to Plymouth in the May- 
flower, 1620." When Bradford's History was published Deane's 
error was discovered, and apparently those interested thought 
the easiest way to reconcile the latter's statement with the fact 
that the name of the boy in the Elder's family was More would 
be to claim that Richard More, after selling his Duxbury house, 
changed his name to Man and removed to Scituate. At all 
events that claim has been made for many years by the 
descendants of Richard Man, and I have been unable to find 
any better foundation for it. 

The Plymouth Colony records show that Richard Man was 
drowned early in 1656 and that his widow married John Cowin 
of Scituat^4 Twenty-eight years later, in 16S4, a deposition 
was made which proved beyond question that Richard More 
of the Mayflower was then living, that he was in Massachusetts 
Bay Colony, and that he still retained his rightful name. This 
deposition was found by Dr. Christopher Johnston at An- 
napolis, in the Records of the Provincial Court of Maryland 
[Liber W. R. C. No. 1], and, with other data relating to the 
Conant and Weston families, was printed in 1896 in the New 
England Historical and Genealogical Register [Vol. 50, p. 203] 
without any comment to indicate that its most important 
feature, the identification of a Mayflower passenger, had been 
noticed by either transcriber or editor. The following copy 
was taken from the " Register." 

The Deposition of Richard Moore Sen"", aged seaventy yeares or there- 
abouts. Sworn saith that being in London att the House of Mr. Thomas 
Weston Ironmonger in the year 1620 He was from thence transported to 

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The Only Mayflower Gravestone. 195 

New Plymouth in New England and about two yeares and a half after the 
said depon^. arrivall at Plymo th . aforesaid the above mentioned Thomas 
Weston sent over a ship upon his p r per accompt with passengers to settle 
in the Massachusetts Bay now called Braintree but soon after they deserted 
the same by reason of Indians & Sicknesse And within a short space of time 
after the above said Weston personally came over from London to Plymouth 
in New England and made his aboad there some time and traded from thence 
to Virginia and Maryland And att that time the said deponent knew that the 
said Thomas Weston had and was possessed of two plantations the one in 
Yorke River in Virginia att a place called Cheesecake, the other in Maryland 
att West S l . Maryes by Storyes Island and heretofore were comonly known 
to be in the tenure & occupation of these persons here under exprest viz 1 . 
Mr. Wilkinson, Mr. Dent merch 1 . &c. and they all acknowledged the said 
Weston to be the true proprietor and lawfull owner of the said plantations 
And further that the said deponent knew Eiizabeth Weston now Elizabeth 
Connant of Marblehead to be the reputed and only child of the said Thomas 

Weston. J 2 U 7 r s C e°p r ,T63 4 .JS:Brads,reetGovr. 

It has been shown that Richard More of the Mayflower 
married Christian Hunt, that he was alive in Massachusetts 
Bay Colony in 1684, and that he was then styled " Senior." 
The gravestone inscriptions given later in this article, as well 
as numerous entries in the Essex County records, show that 
Capt. Richard More, Senior, of Salem had a wife Christian, 
who died in 1677 ; and the Plymouth Colony records show that 
he had grants of land at Swansea, Taunton and other places in 
that colony. For example: on 30 August, 1673, Richard More 
of Salem, mariner, with the consent of Christian his wife, sold 
his rights as a Purchaser at Swansea to Samuel Shrimpton of 
Boston [Plym. Col. Deeds, III : 303]. Even without the depo- 
sition already quoted, there is sufficient record evidence to 
prove that Richard More of the Mayflower and Capt. Richard 
More, Senior, of Salem were one and the same person. 

I have not found any record of Capt. More's death or of the 
settlement of his estate. Because of his apparent uncertainty 
regarding his own age, as indicated by different depositions, 
the age eighty-four cut on his gravestone is not a reliable factor 
in determining the date of his death. In the deposition already 
quoted he called himself about seventy on 27 September, 1684, 
and only six years later, in 1690, he made four depositions, on 
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which he said that he was about seventy-eight. These four 
depositions were made in connection with a lawsuit over land 
formerly the property of Richard Hollingsworth, Senior, of 
Salem, and are found in the Essex County Court Papers. Brief 
extracts of the first and last are here given : 



" Richard Moore Aged aboute seventy eight yeares saith that beinge a 
retainer and a Labourer in the service of my ffather in Law Richard Holling- 
worth senio r aboute fivety six year(es) agoe " [Vol. 49, p. 75, under date 
1 Apl., 1690.] 

" the deposition of Richard More Sener of Salem aged about 7S yers this 
deponant doth testifie and Say that my Father in law Richard Hollinsvvorth 

Sener of Salem desesed the widdow my mother in law Relect 

of said hollinsworth Sworne in open Court att Salem 25 th g ]xt 

1690 by aboves d Cap* More 

attest Benja Gerrish Cler " 
[Vol. 49, p. 13S. "9'oer" means "November. 1 '] 



It is extremely unfortunate that the date of Richard Mere's 
death was not inscribed on his gravestone, as the difference of 
nearly two and one-half years in his estimates of his age, as 
shown by the five depositions, prevents fixing even the year 
of his death with certainty ; but it is probable that the age 
eighty-four on the gravestone corresponds with the statements 
in 1690 rather than with the statement in 1684. If we accept 
the deposition of 1 April, 1690, as the most nearly correct, his 
death occurred in the year 1696. If any of the others is 
accepted, his death must have been at a still later date. It is 
probable, therefore, that Richard More outlived John Cooke, 
who died at Dartmouth, Mass., 23 November/3 December, 
1695.* 

The latest reference to Richard More I have found on the 
records is on 19/29 March, 1693/4, when he witnessed the 
bond of his daughter Susanna Dutch, who was on that day 
appointed administratrix of the estate of her deceased hus- 
band Samuel Dutch. f 

The gravestone of Capt. Richard More is one of six stones 
forming a most remarkable group. This group contains not 
only the one Mayflower gravestone in existence, but also the 

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only gravestone of a wife of a Mayflower passenger (the grave- 
stones of two wives are here), and the stones of two children 
and two grandchildren. 

As one enters the cemetery from Charter Street the group 
will be found near the centre of the ground, at the left of a 
large willow tree. The three illustrations accompanying this 
article represent, respectively, the stone of Richard More ; the 
two stones of his wives Christian and Jane, on one page ; and 
the whole group of six stones. As one faces the group, the 
first wife, Christian (Hunt) More, lies nearly in the centre, 
with her husband at the right and a little in the rear. Still 
farther to the right, close to the margin of the illustration, will 
be seen the stone of Jane (Hollingsworth) More, the second 
wife. Behind Christian More's stone, and partly hidden by it, 
is the low square one of her son Caleb More. Next on the 
left and a little in front of Caleb is the double stone of the 
two grandchildren, Barbara Dutch (on the right half) and 
Samuel More (on the left half). A little farther to the left 
and front is the stone of Christian (More) Conant. 

All these stones are remarkably well preserved, with the 
exception of the one marking the graves of the two grand- 
children, which is split into two slabs of nearly equal thick- 
ness. It is evident that an attempt has been made to repair 
the stone, but it is now in as bad condition as ever and needs 
prompt attention. 

An examination of the lettering on the four stones of Chris- 
tian More and her children and grandchildren shows that these 
stones were all made by the same person, and it is probable 
that they were erected by Capt. More. The stone of Jane 
More, with its cherub in place of a Death's head, and its orna- 
mental borders, is evidently the work of another man. 

Richard More's stone is the smallest and plainest of the six. 
Its height is one foot, three and five-eighths inches ; its width, 
one foot and one-fourth of an inch ; its thickness, two inches. 
Its distance from Christian More's stone is four feet ; from Jane 
More's stone, five feet, three and three-fourths inches ; from 
Caleb's stone, three feet, eleven and one-half inches ; from the 
stone of the grandchildren, five feet, one and one-half inches. 
The stonecutter evidently began to cut the inscription on what 



198 The Only Mayflower Gravestone. 

is now the back of the stone, but found he had started wrong, 
so turned the stone over and began again. At the top he had 
cut CAP T , and below, RICH with part of the A. 

The inscription on the face of the stone is as follows : 

HERE 

LYETH BURIED 

Y e BODY OF CAP T 

RICHARD MORE 

AGED 84 YEARS. 

Christian (Hunt) More's gravestone is one foot, nine and one- 
half inches in height ; two feet, one and one-fourth inches in 
width ; two and seven-eighths inches in thickness. At the 
top is a Death's head with wings on either side. Below is the 
following inscription : 



JANE . SECOND 
WIFE . TO CAP T 

> RICHARD , MORE 
SEN R ,AGED, 55 

YEARS . DEPARTED 

THIS . LIFE Y e 

8 OF, OCTOBER 

1686 



HODIE MIHI CRAS TIBI 

CHRISTIAN WIFE 
TO RICHARD MORE 
AGED 60 YEARS 
DEC D MARCH Y e 18 
1676 

The stone marking the grave of Jane (Hollingsworth) More 
is the most elaborate one in the group. At the top is a cherub's 
head with wings, and an ornamental border is cut on each side 
of the inscription. The stone is one foot, four inches in 
height ; one foot, four inches wide at the base ; one and fifteen- 
sixteenths inches thick. It is five feet and four inches from 
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The affidavits already quoted prove that Jane was the daughter 
of Richard Hollingsworth, Senior, of Salem, but I have found 
nothing to show whether she was unmarried or a widow when 
she became the second wife of Richard More. The age on her 
stone is probably overstated, as she is not mentioned in the list 
,of Richard Hollingsworth's family when they came over in the 
"Blessing" in 1635.* She evidently had no children by Rich- 
; ard More. 

Caleb More appears to have been unmarried, and there is no 
record of any settlement of his estate. His gravestone is very 
plain, nearly square, and much thicker than the others, its 
dimensions being : height, one foot, three and three-fourths 
inches ; width, one foot, five and one-half inches ; thickness, 
three and seven-sixteenths inches. The inscription is as fol- 
lows : 

CALEB MORE 
AGED 34 YEARS 
DEC D JANUARY Y e 
4 167! 

The double stone of the two grandchildren, Samuel More 
and Barbara Dutch, is one foot, four and one-half inches from 
Caleb's stone, nine inches from Christian Conant's stone, and 
three feet, seven inches from Christian More's stone. It is one 
foot, five and three-fourths inches in height ; one foot, five and 
five-eighths inches in width; one and five-eighths inches in 
thickness. The stone, as already stated, is split into two slabs, 
one being seven-eighths of an inch, and the other three-fourths 
of an inch in thickness. The inscriptions on this stone, in 
parallel columns, are as follows : 

SAMUEL SON BARBARAH 

TO RICHARD & DAUGHTER TO 

SARAH MORE SAMUEL & SUSANA 

AGED 9 DAYES DUTCH AGED 8 

DEC D NOVE R Y e 24 MONETHS DEC D 

1673 APRYL Y e 10 

1678 

* Hotten's Lists, p. 108. 



200 The Only Mayflower Gravestone. 

I- have made no attempt to learn the maiden name of Sarah, 
the wife of Richard 2 Mor e {Richard 1 ) , or to trace his six or 
more children. That Richard and Sarah were both living on 
11/21 September, 1691, is proved by a deed of that date signed 
by them. In this deed Richard 2 is called Junior.* I have 
found no later reference to this couple. 

Capt. Richard More's daughter Susanna married first Samuel 
Dutch of Salem, a mariner, as is shown by a conveyance from 
Richard to Samuel and Susanna, dated 10/20 June, 1684.! 
Samuel Dutch died before 19 29 March, 1693/4, and his widow 
Susanna married, before- 3/13 December, 1694, Richard Hutton 
of Wenham, who had been one of the sureties on her bond as 
administratrix.:}: On 3/13 February, 1695/6, Richard Hutton 
was appointed guardian of his wife's daughter Susanna Dutch, 
aged about twelve years. § This is the latest reference to 
Susanna 3 Dutch (Susanna 2 More, Richard 1 ) I have found, but 
Richard and Susanna Hutton were still living at Wenham 
20/30 Way, 1707, Richard being then blind. || 

The gravestone of Christian (More) Conant is one foot, ten 
inches in height ; one foot, nine inches in width ; one and 
fifteen-sixteenths inches in thickness. Beneath a Death's 
head with wings on each side is the following inscription : 

CHRISTIAN WIFE TO 

JOSHUA CONAN & DAUGHTER 

TO RICHARD MORE AGED 

28 YEARS DEC D MAY 

Y e 30 1680 

The Conant Family [p. 163] states that Joshua 3 Conant 
{Joshua 2 , Roger 1 ) married first, Christian More, on 31 August, 
1676, and second, Sarah Newcomb, on 9 January, 1690/1 ; that 
he had by Christian one child Joshua, born 12 May, 167S; and 
that he removed to Truro, Mass., about 1700. I have not 
attempted to investigate this line. 

As this article was not intended to form a part of "The 
Mayflower Genealogies," it did not seem advisable to attempt 

• Essex Co. Deeds, 9:13. % Essex Co. Probate Files, Case 8420. 

f Ibid., 6 : 123. § Ibid., Probate Records, 305 : 131 . |J Essex Co. Deeds, 20 : 22. 












V 



Abstracts of the Barnstable County, Mass., Probate Records. 201 

such an exhaustive examination of the records at Salem as 
would otherwise have been made. This would have required 
an immense amount of time and labor, owing to the lack of 
indexes of all names on the records there. Like nearly all 
ancient records the indexes refer only to names of grantors 
and grantees, plaintiffs and defendants, testators, &c. It is, 
therefore, possible that evidence may yet be discovered which 
will determine at least the year of Richard More's death. 

The complete index to every name in the manuscript volumes 
of the Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, the Plymouth 
Colony Deeds, and the Plymouth County Wills and Deeds, 
which I am making for the Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants, has greatly simplified the task of examin- 
ing those records for traces of Richard More, and it is very 
doubtful if anything more concerning him can be found therein. 

The only gravestone of a Mayflower passenger is certain to 
attract a great deal of attention, and the Massachusetts Society 
of Mayflower Descendants, through its Committee on Marking 
Historic Sites, is planning to mark the spot in an appropriate 
manner, and to repair the damaged stone at the graves of the 
two infants.* 



ABSTRACTS OF THE BARNSTABLE COUNTY, MASS., 
PROBATE RECORDS. 

{Continued from page /7S.) 

[Vol. I, p. 12] Will of Mary Worden, widow, of Yarmouth: 
"that there may be no differanc amongst my Children . . . 
my sd Children also having manifested their willingnes and 
Consent un to me to dispose or bequeth what should be leift 
of my worldly goods or estate at my decease as I Should see 
cause as pr Articles of agreement in writing Indented bearing 
date the Second of may Anno Dom i68r doeth and may ap- 
peare I . . . declare this ... my last will." All wearing 
apparell to be equally divided between her three daughters 
Mary Burge, Mercy Winslow and Martha Seaverns; the rest 

* Information regarding the plans of this committee may be found in the " Pilgrim 
Notes and Queries," in this number. 






202 Abstracts of the Barnstable County , Mass., Probate Records. 

of the estate, after debts are paid, to son-in-law John Burge; 
"excepting my Indian squaw servant which I will and bequeath 
to my Son Samuel Worden." Executor, John Burge. Will 
dated, 6 March, i636, signed by her mark; proved 31 May, 
1687, Witnesses, Samuel Sears, Silas Sears and Gov. Thomas 
Hinckley. Recorded 8 June, 1687, by Joseph Lothrop, Deputy 
Register. 

[p. 13] Inventory of widow Mary Worden, of Yarmouth, 
who died 25 March, 1687; taken by Paul Sears, who signed by 
a mark, and John Hall. Sworn to by John Burge, 31 May, 
1687. Recorded 8 June, 1687. 

[p. 14] Will of William Gifford of Sandwich: "besides 
what I have alredy given un to all my Sons and also to my 
Daughter" ; to son John, 20s. ; to son Hananiah, 10s. ; to son 
William, "one stock of Beese " ; to son Christopher, a crosscut 
saw and a new pair of shoes ; to son Robert, .£5 in two years 
from date ; to daughter Mary, ^5, in two years from date, and 
a cow in four years ; to grand-daughter Temperance Kirby, 
20s. ; to grand-sons John and Robert Kirby, 5s. each ; to grand- 
daughters Experience and Sarah Kirby, 5s. each; to "all y e 
Rest of my Grand Children," one shilling each ; all other gifts 
to be paid in two years from date; to sons Jonathan and James 
Gifford, 10 a. of upland "at Suckanesit & Lying by old Row- 
lies Land in the twenty acres Lotts and also one qua(rter) of 
a sheare of y e undevided Lands in Suckanesit"; "besides w* 
I have before disposed of having a parcel of Land then Re- 
maining in my po(sses)sion and having since disposed of it to 
my son william, the produce of this Land do I ord(er) for the 
satisfiing of the perticulers a bove mentioned, and of what is 
yet Remaining I do give five pounds to be Improved for the 
use and Service of truth by my ffrinds in Sandwich Called 
quakers"; wife Mary to be executrix; Jacob Mott the Elder 
of R. I., Edward Perry and William Allen to be overseers; 
what remains after legacies are paid to be disposed of by execu- 
trix and overseers. Will dated, 9 April, 1687* proved 7 March. 
l6Sy'S. Witnesses, John Easten, Jr., Samuel Perry, Edward 
Perry. Recorded 9 March, 1687/$, by Joseph Lothrop, Deputy 
Register. 

[p. 15] Inventory of William Gifford of Sandwich, who 
died 21 Dec, 1687 ; taken by William Bassett and John Nye, 30 
Jan'y 16S7/S. Amt. £45, 10s. Sworn to by the widow Mary 
Gifford, 7 March, 1687/8. 



( To be continued.') 



Governor Thomas Prences Will atui Inventory. 203 



GOVERNOR THOMAS PRENCE'S WILL AND INVEN- 
TORY, AND THE RECORDS OF HIS DEATH, 

Literally Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Governor Thomas Prence died at Plymouth 29 March / 8 
April, 1673, and records of his death are found in the Plymouth 
Colony Births, Marriages and Burials; in the Plymouth Town 
Records; and in the Plymouth Church Records. His will is 
found in the Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

Particular attention is called to the fact that the Governor 
himself spelled his name " Prence," as is shown by the auto- 
graph which appears in the illustration facing page 65 of this 
volume, and by other known autographs. 



"Thomas Prence Esquire Gov r : of the Jurisdiction of New 
Plymouth Died the 29 th of March 1673 and was Interred the 
8 th of Aprill following ; after hee had served God in the office 
of Gov r : sixteen yeares or neare therunto hee finished his 
Course in the 73 yeare of his life ; hee was a worthy Gentleman 
very pious; and very able for his office and faithfull in the 
Discharge therof studious of peace a welwiiler to all that 
feared god ; and a terrour to the wicked, his ; Death was much 
lamented, and his body honorably buryed att Plymouth the Day 
and yeare abovemensioned " [Plym. Col. B. M. B., p. 39] 

M er Thomas Prince Esquir deceased on the 29 of : March 1673 : 
Who for sixten years past was governer of Plimouth Coloney 
and god made him a great blesing to his people therein [Plym. 
T. R., I : 198] 

In 1673 : was a very awfull frowne of God upon this chh & 
colony in the death of M r Thomas Prince the Governour in the 
73d yeare of his Age ; when this Colony was in a hazardous 
condition upon the death of Gov r Bradford the lott was cast 
upon M r Princ(e) [p. 4] to be his successour, God made him a 
repairer of breaches & a meanes to setle those shakings that 
were then threatning, he was excellently qualifyed for the office 
of a Governour, he had a countenance full of majesty & therein 
as well as otherwise was a terrour to evill doers, he was very 
amiable & pleasant in his whole conversation & highly esteemed 



204 Governor Tftoinas Prence s Will and Inventory. 

of the saints & acknowledged by all; In the time of his sick- 
nesse the chh sought God by Fasting & Prayer, but Goi 
would not be intreated any longer to spare him, but he dyed on 
March, 29 : & was honourably interred, April, S : [Plvm. Ch. 
Reds. I : II : 3-4] ' 

[Piym. Col. Wills, III : I : 58-70] 

[p. 5$] Thomas Prence Esq 1 : his Last Will and Testament 

To all Christian people to whom these p r sents shall Come 
Thomas Prence Esq r sendeth Greet &c 

And further know yea that I the said Thomas Prence being; 
att p r sent weake in body but of p r fect and Disposing memory, 
and understanding Doe make and Declare my last will and 
testament as followeth ; 

Iinp r : I bequeath my body to the Dust in Decent burieil 
and my soule to God that gave i: ; in good hope and assurance 
of a Comfortable resurrection through his grace and the 
merritts of my Deare Redeemer unto life and Glory ; 

And Respecting my temporall estate wherwith the Lord 
hath blessed mee my will is that Mary my beloved wife shall 
have such houshold goods of Any kind as were hers, before 
wee married, Returned to her againe, after my Decease and it 
any of them, be much Impared or be wanting, that shee snail 
make it good out of my estate in such goods as shee Desireth ; 

Item I give unto my said loveing wife my best bed and the 
furniture therunto appertaining and, the Court Cubberd that 
stands in the new Parlour with the Cloth and Cushen that is 
on it, and an horse and three Cowes such as shee shall make 
Choise of, and foure of my best silver spoones and alsoe During 
her Naturall life, I give her the Rents and proffitts of my p r te 
of the mill att Satuckett ; and of the lands adjoyning, and my 
Debts and legacyes being first payed ; I Doe further give 
unto my said wife a full third p r te of my p r sonall estate that 
Remaines 

Item I give unto my Daughter Jane the wife of Marke Snow 
my silver tankerd 

Item I give to my Daughter Mary Tracye a silver wine Cupp 
and a Dram Cupp 

Item I give to my Daughter Sarah howes my bigest beer 
bowie 

Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth howland my silver 
salt 

Item I give to my Daughter Judith Barker my lesser silver 
bowie 

Item I give unto my Grandchild Theophilus Mayo and to the 
heires of his body lawfully begotten, the one half e of my lands 



Governor Thomas P voices Will and Inventory. 205 

and meddowes'att or neare Namassakett in the Townshipp of 
Middleberry, and all the privilidges therunto belonging; 

And in as ffree and ample manor I give unto my Grandchild 
Sussanna Prence the Daughter of my Deceased son Thomas 
Prence, the other halfe of my above mensioned lands, and 
meddowes att Middleberry aforsaid, and to her heires lawfully 
begotten of her body; But incase such heire be wanting to the 
above said Theophilus or Sussanna, or both of them ; his or 
her p r te of the abovesaid lands, shall, att theire Decease not 
leaveing such heire as abovemensioned ; Revert unto, and be 
equally Devided between my Daughters ; or such of them as 
shalbe then surviveing, or theire heires if all my Daughters 
should be dead ; 

Item I Give to my said Grandchild Theophilus, and to his 
heires for ever my p r te of the Mill and lands adjacent att 
Satuckett, after the Decease of my wife ; and this I give for 
his Incurrasrement. to proceed in learning; 

The Remainder of My estate my will is shalbe equally 
Devided to my seaven Daughters, hannah Marcye Jane Mary 
Elizabeth, Sarah and Judith, and my above mensioned Grand- 
child Susanna Prence 

And finally I Doe ordaine appoint and make Mary my 
beloved wife sole Exequitrix to this my last Will and Testament 
and Doe Desire my loveing frind Major Josias Winslow, to be 
healpfull therin unto her as need may Require; In witncs 
wherof, I have heerunto sett my hand and scale, this thirteenth 
Day of March 1672, Reserveing whiles I live; power to adde 
or alter as I see cause 
In p r sence of John Cotton Tho. Prence (seale) 

Thomas Cushman 
[p. 59] A further supplement or addition, and p r te of the last 
Will and Testament of the honored Thomas Prence Esq r : De- 
ceased as followeth 

I Give unto my son, m r John ffreeman Speeds Cronicle and 
Wilsons Dictionary and the abridgment; and Simpsons his- 
tory of the Church and Newmans Concordance 

I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth howland a blacke heiffer 

I Give a little yellow heiffer to Lydia Sttirtivant ; 

I Give to my Daughter Jane a bedd, and another bedd to my 
Daughter Elizabeth howland 

I Give to my Grandson Theophilus Mayo ail my bookes fitt 
for him in learning, and if hee Carry it well to his Grandmother 
I then give him a bedd, 

These additions I have made to my Will written on the other- 
syde and Doe attest them as p r te of my Last Will and Testa- 
ment this 28 th of March 1673, 



206 Governor Thomas Prence s Will and Inventory. 

Alsoe I Desire my brother Thomas Clarke to be healpfull to 
my wife as need May Require ; 

{See folloivi?ig testimony about the signature?) 

Wee whose names are underwritten Doe Testify That these 
p r ticulares above written were the additions made by Thomas 
Prence Esq r : to his will written on the otherside ; and Dis- 
tinctly spoken by himselfe in our hearing although by Reason 
of the shakeing of his hand, hee Could not write his Name but 
made those markes above ; 

John Cotton 

Mathew ffuller 

The marke E T of Ephram Tinkham 

James Clarke ; 

This above written ; Will of M r Thomas Prence Esq r : De- 
ceased in all pticulars and p r tes therof ; as is expressly Inserted 
and written on both this and the ymediate forgoeing page in 
this booke was legally proved to be the last Will and Testament 
of the said Thomas Prence Esq r : Deceased; I say legally 
proved, att the Court of his Ma tie held att Plymouth in New 
England the fift Day of June Ann° : Dom : 1673 
Attested p r me Nathaniel : Morton 
Secret : to the said Court ; 

[p. 6o~\ An Inventory of the Goods and Chatties of Thomas 
Prence Esq r lately Deceased taken and apprised by Thomas 
Cushman Ephraim Tinkham seni r ami Willam Crow the 23 
Day of Aprill 1673 

In the New Chamber 
Imp r : 1 Table and forme and Carpett att 
Item 1 Court Cubbert 

Item 1 Green wrought Cubbert Cloth and Cushen 
Item 1 green old Cushen 
Item 1 wrought stoole and yellow Cover to it 
Item 1 old great Cloth Chaire 
Item i great winscott Chest 
Item 1 portmantle, and a locke to it 
Item 1 yard and three quarters of homade Cloth 
Item 1 p r sell of powder 



In the New Parlour 
Item 1 great Draw Table and forme 
Item 1 great old striped Carpett 
Item 1 window Curtaine 
Item 1 Great wooden Chaire 



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Governor Thomas Prences Will and Inventory. 207 

Item half Dozen of high lether Chaires 

Item 1 Cushen stoole 

Item 1 paire of brasse Andjrons 1 fier shovell & tonges 

Item 6 smale brasse peeces for Andjrons 

Item 1 Iron for the fier 

Item 1 Tenant thward saw 

Item 1 old rundled 1 old Cloth 2 old Cases 

Item 1 brush 



In the Clossett 
Item 4 longe necked bottles and 1 rundlett 
Item 1 Nest of Drawers 
Item 10 pound of Ledd in waights 
Item 3 Case bottles 
Item 1 knife 1 pen knife 1 old aule 
Item 1 stone Jugg 1 old feirkin 1 old Case 1 old pott 
Item 3 Cheesfatts 

Item 13 smale Galley potts, 4 vyalls 
Item 1 baskett 1 peece of whalbone and a p r seil of beeswax 



In the old Parlour 
Item 1:12 square Table 
Item 1 great Chaire with a backe 
Item 1 smale Chaire 
Item 4 Cushens 
Item 1 winscott Chest 
Item 1 Chest 
Item 2 Joyn stools 
Item 1 Trundle bedstead 
Item 1 paire of old sheets 
Item 1 Coverledd 
Item 1 Coverledd wrought 
Item 1 apple roster and 1 bread Roster 
Item 2 fierlocke Musketts 
Item 1 hundred and quarter of Nailes 
Item 1 old hand baskett and a p r sell of fflints 
[p. 61] Item 4 pound of bulletts or therabouts 
Item 1 paire of Andjrons 
Item 1 paire of tonggs 
Item 2 silver spoones eighteen shilings 
Item 4 silver spoones 
Item 1 silver Tobacco box 
Item 1 looking glasse 
Item 1 window Curtaine 
Item 2 powder homes and a brush 
Icem 1 paire of stillyards 



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Governor Thomas Prences Will cuid Inventory. 



'Apparrell 
Item i blacke broadcloth Cloake 
Item i blacke stufFe suite 
Item i blacke turkey tamy Cloake 
Item i broadcloth Cloake 
Item i Cullered stuffe suite and Coate 
Item i broadcloth longe Coate 
Item i paire of broadcloth briches 
Item i blacke Coate and a smale Coate 
Item i smale Coate 
Item i stuffe Coate 
Item i ryding paire of briches 
i old Cloth Coate 



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Aparrell 
Cloth hood 

paire of ffringed Gloves wrought with Gould and silver 
paire of Good Buckskin Gloves 
hatt and Case 
paire of silke stockens 
paire of woolen stockens 
paire of wosted stockens 
paire of yarne Gloves 
paire of shoes 

paire of old boots and boothose topps 
Dowlis shirt 
Dowlis shirt 
hollar. d shirt 

paire of Demety Drawers 
bands 
bands 

paire of CufTes 
lased Capp 
Capps 
handkerchiffes 

The sume of the Apparell is 



Item 1 peece of Cloth wrought and fringed 

Item halfe a yard of Red Cotton 

Item a remnant of Cloth 

Item 1 paire of spectacles and a Case 



[p. 62] Bookes 

Item a Great bible 10 s 1 Psalm book 6 d 

Item m r Ainsworths Anotations of the 5 bookes of Moses 

Item Bvfeild upon the Collosians 

Item John Weames Exposition on the law of Moses 



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Item 2 Inkhorns 


00 


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Item 4 hundred of Nailes or therabouts 


00 


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Item a broken box in it ponder and bullett 


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Item i Iron hanger att 


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Item 2 old Iron hangers att 


00 


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Item a vise 3 s 1 Joyners saw 2 s 1 hamer & (*) 6 d 


00 


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Iron spurr and old Iron 


00 


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1 shoe Iron and hamer 6 d 


00 


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Item 1 old Chest 


00 


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Item 1 Great seiveting trough or Chest 


00 


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Item 1 Cubbord 


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Item 1 warming pan 5 s 1 great brasse kettle i 11 10 s 


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Item 1 smaller Great kettle 


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Item 1 Great brasse skiilett 


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Item 1 old brasse kettle 


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Item 1 old Copper kettle 


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Governor TJiomas Princes Will and Inventory. 209 

Item Weames off the Lathocker in Scotland 00 15 00 

Item 1 exposition on the revelation 00 06 00 

Item 1 booke of Docter prestons unbound 00 02 00 

Item m r hookers Survey of Church Discipline 00 02 06 

Item Nortons Orthydox evangelist 00 02 00 

Item Burrows Gospell Conversation 00 01 06 

Item another of Gospell Worship 00 01 00 

Item m r Tillinghast Generation worke 00 02 00 

Item New Englands Memorial! 00 02 00 

Item a little Index and an answare to a questian 00 02 00 

Item Colpeppers London Dispensatory 00 02 00 

Item 7 paper Sermon bookes 00 01 09 

Item 1 great bible 00 08 00 

Item a Dispute betwixt the Lord Bishop and the Jesuite 00 04 00 

Item the Key of the hebrew tongue 00 01 00 

Item 1 Great old Psalme booke 00 00 06 

1 great Plalme booke 00 02 06 

Item 2 law bookes 00 02 00 

Item 100 of Psalme bookes 07 10 00 

Item Willam Cornwallis Essaies 0001 06 

Item 1 Psalme booke 1 booke of private Comunion 00 02 03 

Item Prins workes on Canterberrys tryall 00 01 06 

Item the voulcanus 00 00 06 
Item 50 smale paper bookes to be Distributed bound up 



Illegible. 



210 Governor Thomas Prences Will a fid Inventory, 

[p! 63] more in the Kitchen 

from the othersyde 05 04 00 

Item 1 old brasse pott 00 05 00 

Item 1 Iron pott 10 s 1 broken Iron pott 6 s 00 16 00 
Item 2 paireof pothookes 2 s 6 d 1 brasse skillett and fram 2 5 6 d 00 05 00 

Item 2 brasse skimers 00 01 06 

Item 1 smale Iron skillett 00 02 06 

Item 1 old Iron pott 00 03 00 

Item 1 belmettle pudding pan and brasse Cover 00 05 00 

Item 1 Iron kettle 00 oS 00 

Item 1 smoothing box and two heaters 00 02 00 

Item 1 old brasse morter and pestell 00 02 06 

Item 1 great fflagon 00 16 00 
Item 1 lesser ffiaggon 10 s 1 lesser ffiaggon without a lidd 5 s 00 15 00 
Item 1 salt seller i s 1 old pewter tankard i s one brasse Can-) 

d!estick 2 s j 000400 

Item 4 Candlesticks 1 att 4 s 2 att 6 s and the least 2 s 00 12 co 
Item 3 pewter platters Deep 18 5 1 smaller New platter 5 s ) 

if . r ,.l * J > OO OQ 00 

i pewter bason 5 s 1 01 the same 4 s j 

Item 1 pewter bason & yore 00 12 00 

Item 1 great pewter platter 00 12 co 

Item 1 Cracked platter 7 s and 2 platters 16 s 01 03 co 

Item 3 platters att 15 s — 2 smaller 6 s one att 4 s 01 05 00 

Item 3 smale platters att 5 s 4 plates 9 s haife a Dozen of ) * 

broad sawcers 5 s 1 butter Dish and three plates j ' 

Item 3 pye plates att 9 s 1 plate 2 s 00 n 00 

Item 3 smale basons 5 s 2 old porringers 1 old plate 00 06 o5 

Item 1 bed pan 5 s 2 latten Driping pans 8 d 00 05 o3 

Item 1 latten Tunell and one sticke stone 00 or 06 

Item 2 old Chamberpotts 3 s 00 03 00 

Item 1 Chamberpott 00 03 00 

Item 1 stone platter 00 01 00 

Item 1 Dozen of trenchers 00 00 o5 

Item 2 kemnells 00 03 00 

Item 1 Indian tray i s 6 d 2 longe trayes i s 6 d 00 03 00 

Item 2 longe trays and 1 Cracked one 00 01 00 

Item 4 smale trays and a strainer 00 01 04 

Item 1 spitt 4 s 1 little tray 4 d ; 3 pailes 4 s 00 oS 04 

Item 1 paile 6 d 1 Cheese presse 3 s 00 03 06 

Item 1 Tubb 2 s 1 Tubb i s 6 d one sturgion kegg 6 d 00 04 co 

Item 1 brewing tubb 4 s 2 barrell 3 s , 2 milk panes I s 00 08 00 

Item 4 butter potts 1 earthen pan 00 01 oS 

Item 1 Chern 8 s 1 Chaire i6 d 00 09 04 

sume 020 02 04 



[p. 64] In the Chamber 

It 1 Deske 00 01 06 

Item 1 sampler 00 01 06 

Item 1 Close bedsteed & settle and Cord 01 10 00 

Item 1 open bedsteed and Cord 01 00 00 



Governor Thomas Prences Will and Inventory. 211 

Item 1 great old trunke 8 s 1 smale trunk e 6 s 00 14 00 

Item 1 great fflate Box 6 s 1 striped Curtaine and a peece of") 

xr ■ 1 11 r yoo 10 00 

green nnnged vallence j 

Item 1 old striped suite of Curtaines and vallence 00 12 00 

Item 1 paire of old holland sheets 10 s 1 paire of Dowlis ) 

sheets 10 s 1 paire of Dowlis sheets 15 j 

Item 1 paire of homspon sheets 01 00 00 

Item 1 paire of homspon sheets 01 00 00 

Item 1 paire of Cotten and linnine sheets 00 15 00 

Item 1 paire of the same sheets 01 00 00 

Item 1 paire of homade sheets 00 15 00 

Item 1 paire of fine pillow bears 00 12 00 

Item 1 paire of smaller pillow beares 00 06 00 

Item 1 paire of pillow beares 00 05 00 

Item 1 longe plaine Table Cloth 00 16 00 

1 longe Diaper Table Cloth 01 00 00 

Item 1 short Table Cloth 00 05 00 

Item 3 little Table Clothes 00 06 00 

Item 3 longe towells 00 12 00 

1 Dozen of Napkins 00 iS 00 

Item 2 towells 4 s 1 Towell 6 d 00 04 06 

Item 9 holland ledworke Napkins tS s : and 4 old Napkins 6 s 01 04 00 

Item 1 fine holland lased Cubbord Cloth 01 00 00 

Item 1 lased Damaske Cubberd Cloth 01 00 00 

Item 1 peece of an old sheet 00 01 06 

Item 1 blankett 00 10 00 

Item 1 green Rugg 01 00 00 

Item 2 pillowes 00 06 00 

Item 1 yellow Rugg 01 00 00 

Item 1 blankett ' 00 10 00 

Item 1 paire of woolen Cards and some old ones 00 03 00 



Item In the Chamber over the Kitchen 

Item 1 bridle and saddle 

Item 1 pillion ; Cloth and bridle 

Item 1 old Coverlidd5 s 1 blankett 15 s 1 peece of bankeett I s 01 

Item 1 feather bolster 12 s 1 smale bolster 4 s shilling 

Item 1 old bedd and bedsteed and Courd 

Item 3 Iron hoopes ; 1 Coller and tracyes one Cart Rope " 

2 Corn seives 
Item 1 old Chest 3 s 1 pecke measure i s 1 spining wheel 4 s 

1 new Canvase bagg 6 s ; 6 bagges 8 s 
Item 13 old Cask 
In the old Celler 2 beer barrells & 4 Rundeletts 8 s 



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Item 2 axes 1 spade 
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Item 3 wedges 2 s 3 hoes 4 s 1 frow 2 s 00 08 00 

Item 1 mattocke I s 6 — 1 hatchett I s 00 02 06 

Item 2 old shovells 1 betleringe 1 ladle 00 01 6 

Item 1 Grindstone and winch 00 oS 00 

Item 1 Cart and wheeles boxes 4 pins 1 shakle and bolt 01 10 00 
Item 1 plow and plowjrons 10 s 1 Chaine 2 peece of a Chaine 01 00 00 

Item 1 Dungforke 2 forkes 1 rake 00 03 00 

Item 2 yoakes with hookes ringes and staples 00 04 00 

Item 1 half e Dozen of piggs 00 18 00 

Item 4 hogges 02 00 00 

Item 1 Cowhyde 00 10 00 

Item 8 sheep with theire woole and 2 lambes 03 03 00 
Item. 

Item 4 yards and an halfe of Galloom 

Item 1 fann of feathers 

Item 1 paire of linnine Cuffes 

Item 2 graters 

Item 2 meale seives 

Item 1 still 

Item halfe of a longe spindle for a mill 

Item 1 old bedstead in peeces 

Item 3 Dozen of hookes and eyes 

Item a little blacke silke and silver fringe 

Item 1 smale Rundlett 

Item 1 old brush 

Item i midwifes booke 

Cattle 
Item 4 oxen 
Item 1 young bull 
Item 1 yearling 
Item 1 horse 

Item 2 mares 1 Colt 1 : 2 yeare old horse in Plymouth 
Item 8 horses and mares Runing att or neare Eastham ; 

Goods 
Item 1 blacke wrought wastcoate 
Item 1 lased neckcloth 
Item 2 plaine neckclothes 
Item j. hoiland Apron with a seaming 
Item 1 apron with 2 seamings 
Item 2 lased Dressings 
Item 2 lased Qucives 
Item 1 lased Neccloth 
Item 2 bibbs 
Item 1 paire of Gloves 
Item 1 Neckcloth 

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[p. 66~] Item 1 bed and 2 bolsters bedsted and Cord a") 
suite of Curtaines and vallence 2 pillowes 2 paire of V 
pillowbeers 1 Coverlid 2 blanketts 2 paire of sheets ) 

Item 1 Court Cubbert 1 green wrought Cloth 1 wrought \ 
Cushen j" 

Item 4 silver spoones 

Item 1 Gray horse and three Cowes 1 Calfe 

Item 44 scoole bookes 

Item 1 bed and bolster 

Item 1 silver wine Cupp and 1 silver Dram Cupp 

Item 1 silver Tankard att 

Item 1 silver beerbowle 

Item 1 siler salt seller 

Item 1 silver beere bowle •< 

Item 1 bed and bolster att 

Item 1 bed and bolster att 

Item 2 heiffers and one Calfe 



Item 1 paire of sheets 

Item 9 napkins 

Item 1 smale peece of linnine 

Item 1 Damaske Table Cloth 

Item 1 Cubbert Cloth 

Item 1 Napkin 1 blankett 

Item 1 smale Iron kettle 

Item 1 Towell 3 Napkins 

Item 1 pewter tankard 

Item 3 paire of smale silver buttons 

Item 1 paire of silver shooe buckles 

Item 1 little silver Insument 

Goods mistris Mary Prence had before Marriage 
Item 1 Trunke with severall sorts of linnen 
Item 5 Cushens 1 pillian Cloth 
Item 1 Troopers saddle 
Item 1 bed two bolsters 1 rugg 
Item 1 bedsted 2 featherbeds and bolsters 1 paire of 

blanketts 2 suites of curtaines and vailence and 

Curtaine rodds and Coards 
Item 4 Chaires 
Item 1 Chest 1 Case 1 box 
Item 2 spitts 1 Iron peale 2 fier shovells 1 paire of 

Tonggs 1 Iron Driping pan 1 paire of rackes 1 paire 

of pothangers 2 paire of pothookes 
Item 1 brasse Chaffing Dish morter and 2 Candlestickes 
Item 1 bason & yore 
Item 7 pewter platters 
[p. 67] Item 1 bason 2 porrengers 1 Candlesticke 1 salt- 

celler 1 Caudle Cupp 2 smale Dishes 1 sawcer 
Item 1 beer bowle and 2 potts 



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Item i stone platter and 2 silver spoones 1 silver Cupp ) 

•1 t> n r 01 07 06 

1 silver Dram Cupp j ' 

Item 2 brasse kettles 1 brasse pott 

Item 1 warming pan 2 brasse skilletts and frames 

Item 1 smoothing Iron 

Item 1 stone Jugg and six galley potts 1 pewter bottle 

Item 1 Case and some Glasse bottles 1 earthen Cupp 

Item 3 wine Glasses 

Item 1 pewter tunell 

Item 1 Dozen of trenchers 1 Jacke 

Item 1 pewter Chamber pott 

Item 1 paire of wooden scales & 2 ledden waightes 

Item 2 ruggs 3 !1 1 Gridjron 5 s 1 paire of sissers 6 d 

46 16 06 

Item in mony 15 08 02 

Debts Due to the estate 

Item from Samuell ffreeman by two bills 020 00 00 

Item from John Bryant 1 hundred of bolts 02 00 00 

Item from Leiftenant John ffreeman for the 4- prte of ) c c 

Ketch B \ ° 6 l6 °3 

Item for a sayne in Leift : fTreemans hand 01 17 06 

Item from Willam Griffeth as by bill 10 10 00 

Item from hugh Steuerd of Eastham 01 00 00 
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Item payed for the building one p r te of a barne that is } Q 

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The whole sume of the severall p r ticulares of the Estate \ 
errours excepted, Amounts to j 

Debts owing from the estate 

Debts owing to be payed out of the estate 

Item To m r Thomas Clarke 02 13 ir 

Item To John Clarke 01 03 00 

Item to Left: ffreeman 17 00 00 

Item To m r John Cotten 00 13 00 

Item To Joseph howland oi 10 oo 

Item To Willam Crow 02 01 00 

Item To Jabeze howland 00 14 oS 

Item To Thomas Lucas oo 06 oS 

Item To Gorge Bonum 00 06 06 

Item To the widdow Strtivant 00 10 03 

[p. 70*] Item To John Wood the weavor 00 10 00 

Item To Gyles Rickard seni r : 00 01 6 
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Governor Thomas Prences Will and Inventory. 215 

Item To serjeant Willam harlow 

Item To Benjamine Chrch 

Item To Isacke Barker 

Item To Jonathan Shaw 

Item To Willam Clark 

Item To his promise or Ingagement To the Scoole 

Item To the widdow Dunham 

Item To ffrancis Douce of Boston 

Item To m r John Winslow of Boston about 

Item To m r Nathaniel : Bacon 

Item To the Deacons of Plymouth 

Item To m r Thomas hinckley 
Item To Captaine Thomas Clarke 
Item To m r Davis the Apothycary 
Item To Capt : ffuller 
To m r John hull 
Item To Jonathan Sparrow 

To Docter Cooke 
Item To Samuell miller 
Item To John Dunham 
Item To serjeant Tinkham 
Item To Nathaniel : Thomas 
Item To Edward Gray 
Item To Clothing of the Gov r nors servant 
Item layed forth on some funerall expences 
Item To Thomas Clarke which was payed To Benjamine 
Nye for halfe a millstone 



Wee are Informed of these severall prsells and Tracts of lands belong- 
ing to the Testator ; 
Item one hundred acrees of land lying in the Towne of Middleberry att 

or neare Winnapaukett pond and the brooke Goeing from it 
Item one share of Meddow lying in a Certaine tract of Meddow Called 

the Majors meddow that lyeth upon Namassakett River ; betwixt 

the pond and the waire 
Item one hundred acrees of land lying on the Northerly syde of Teti- 

cutt River 
Item a Considerable Tract of land that Lyeth on the easterly syde of 

Namassakett River between Winnapauckett pond and a Tract of 

Land Called the Majors purchase ; 
Item eight acrees of land on the westerly syde of Namassakett River 
Item a graunt of ten or twelve acrees of Land and a smale p r sell of 

Meddow att Joness River meddow in the Townshipp of Plymouth 
Item about ten acrees of Land lying on the south syde of a Cart way 

that Goeth to Lakenham ; Called Prence Bottome, in Plymouth 
Item the one halfe of fifty or sixty acrees of Land and three acrees of 

Meddow between him and Major Winslow in Middleberry 

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2l6 Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 

Item 20 acrees of land and three acrees of Meddow att Tonsett in the 
Township of Eastham ; 

Item 8 acrees of land lying on Pochey Hand in the aforsaid East- 
ham 

Item one fourth prte of a Mill att Satuckett and lands ajoyning to it 

ffinished and signed the fift Day of May 1673 
Thomas Cushman 
Ephraim E T Tinkham his marke 
Willam Crow 

mistris Mary Prence made oath to this Inventory June the fift 
1673 before Josias Winslow Gov r : 



DARTMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

Literally Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

The earliest records of the town of Dartmouth, Mass., which 
were hardly more than a mass of loose leaves, have recently 
been preserved by the Emery Process, and bound in a volume 
labeled "General Records 1647-1779, Births 1680-1704, Mar- 
riages 1678-1703, Intentions 1727, Town of Dartmouth." Un- 
fortunately this label is incorrect, as the records here given 
include births in 1679 anc ^ l 7°9- 

The original town of Dartmouth included the present town 
of that name, the city of New Bedford and the towns of West- 
port, Fairhaven and Acushnet. 

All the vital records to be found in this volume are here 
given. Transcripts of the records in other volumes will be 
printed in later issues. 

[p. 2$~\ Recorded may : the 30 day 1696 

David Akin the son of John Akin was born September the 19 1689 : 

his Daughter Susannh Akin was born the : first day of January : 1691 : 

his daughter Daborah Akin was born the : 30 day of desember : 1692 : 

his son Timothy Akin was born the : 6 : day of January : 1695 

mary Akin the daughter of John Akin was born the : 23 : day of jene- 

wary 1697 
Hanah Akin the Daughter of John Akin was born march the : 1? : day 

in the year : 1699 : 
Thomas Akin the son of John Akin was born the : 29 : day of march in 

the year 1702 
his Daughter Elizebeth was born the 23 day of may in the : 1704 



Dartmouth^ Mass., Vital Records. 217 

Rebeckah Rickketson the daughter of william Rickketson was born in 

the yeare 16S1 may the 14 day: 
John Rickketson the son of william Rickketson was born in february 

the : n : day in the yeare : 16S3 : 
Elezebeth Rickketson the daughter of William Rickketson was born 

September the 117: day in the year : 1684 : 
William Rickketson the son of william Rickketson was born february 

the 26 day in the year : 16S6 : 
Jonathan Rickketson the son of William Rickketson was born april the 

7 day in the year : 168S : 
Timothy Rickketson the son of william Rickketson was born January 

the : 22 : in the year : 1690 : 
Mathew wing and Elezebeth Rickketson was marid the fourth day of 

September in the year 1696 
Joseph wing the son of mathew wing was born the 21 day of february in 

the yeare 169J 
his son Beniumin wing was born the first day of July in the year 169S 
his daughter Abigal was born the first day of february : 170} 
[p. 25] Thomas Cornil Soon of Samull Cornil was Born The 22 : Day 

of September in y e year 16S5 
Samuell Cornill The Soon of Samuel Cornill was Born the 11 th Day of 

January 16SS 
Cumfurt Cornil the Dafter of Samuel Cornil was Born the 4 th Day of 

Desemb 1691 
[p. 28] Jonathan Hathaway was marraied unto his wife Susannah the 

daughter of Cap' Seth Pope on the last day of Desember : 1701 
his daughter Elizabeth was born the: 11 th : day of march: 1703 and 

Dyed the 29 day of April folloing & was buried the 30 th day 
Antypas Hathaway the soon of Thomas Hathaway was Borne the 5* 

Day of October 1697 
his Daughter apphia was Born the 3 d Day of May 1700 
his Daughter Pernal was Bom the 29 th Day of June 1703 
[p. 29] James Tripp was married unto his wife Elezibeth on the : 12 th 

day of August : 1702 
William Hart was marraid unto his wife Sarah the daughter of Thomas 

Taber on the first day of desember : 1702 
Ebenezer Tripp was marraid unto his wife Abigail on the : 20 th day of 

January 170J 
John Collven was marraid unto his wife Exsperance on the : 18 : day of 

march 1703 
Prescilla Gatchel the Daughter of thomas Gatchel was Borne the 8 th 

day of Desember 1680 
Grizagaim merehoe the Daughter of Josiah Merehoe : was born De- 
sember 28 th 1695 
his Daughter Mary Merehoe was born Desember the 12 th : 1697 
his Daughter Rachel Merehoe was born July the 31* 1701 
Perseurved merehew the Son of Josiah merehew was born the : 30 day 

of march in the year : 1704 : 
John merehew the son of marcy merehew was born the : 7 : day of July 

in the year ; 1694 : 



218 Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 

Mary Allin the daughter of Increace Allen was born the : 29 : day of 

may in the year 16S8 : 
Susannah Allin the Daughter of increace Allin was born the : (*) : day 

of jenew(ary) in the year: 16S9 
Radical Allin the Daughter of Increace Allin was born the 8 : day of 

jenewary in the year : 1692 : 
his Son Jedidiah Allin was born th 22 day of vn3.{worn) in the year: 

1691 : 
his son increace Allin was born the : 19 : day of August in the year 1694 : 
his daughters Elizebeth Allin and hannah Allin was born the 20 day of 

march 1697 : 
Dinah Allin the Daughter of Increace Allin was born the : 8 day of 

ffebruary in the year : 170I 
[p. 30] Jonathan Delano was maryed to his wife mercy the daughter 

of nathaniel warren of Plimouth deseased the 28 th day of february 

167J 
and had a daughter Born the 25 day of november 1679 which died the 

28 day of sd november & was Buried the 29 
his Son Jonathan was Born the 30 day of January : 16S0 
his Son Jabez was Born the 8 day ot november 1682 
his Daughter Sarah was born the 9 day of January 1684 and dyed the 

27 day of february : 1690 : and was buried the 28 day 
his daughter mercy was Born the 27 day of October 1686 
his Son nathan was Born the 29 day of October 16S8 
his Daughter Bethiah was Born the 29 day of november 1690 and dyed 

the 19 day of July 1693 and was buried the 20 th day 
his Daughter Susana was Born the 3 d day of September 1692 
one Son was Born and dyed the 22 day of October 1694 and was buryed 

the 23 day 
his Son nathaniel was Born the 29 day of October 1695 
his daughter Esther was Born the 4 day of April 1698 
his Son Jethro was Born the 31 day of July 1701 

his SonThoma? Delano was born the 10 day of may in the year : 1704 : 
[p. 31] Joseph Taber was married to his wife Elizabeth the 28. day of 

January in the year 170^- 
his son Amos was born the 29 day of april in the year. 1703 
his daughter sarah was born the 2 d day of march in the year 17a! 
Transcribed into the new Book 
Cp« 33~\ rnary wood the daughter of william wood was born the : 23 : 

day of may in the year : 1689 : 
Rachel wood the daughter of william wood was born the 119: day of 

April in the year : 1691 : 
william wood the son of william wood was born the 119: day of April 

in the year: 1691 : 
Isaac wood the son of william wood was born the : 22 : day of apriel in 

the year : 1693 : 
Hanah wood the Daughter of william wood was bom the : 12 : day of 

October in the year : 1695 : 

* The day was omitted. 



Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 219 

Jonathan wood the son of william wood was born the : 22 : day of may 

in the year : 1697 : 
Abigal wood the Daughter of william wood was born the : 7 day of 

february in the year : 1699 : 
his son Jerydiah was born the : 26 of July : 1700 : 
his daughter Ruth was born the : 9 th day of April : 1702 
his daughter meribah was born the 12 day of april 1 704 
Ruth kenney the daughter of John kenney was born the : 3 : day of 

august : 1696 : 
his Son Thomas was born the : 9 : day of September : 169S : 
his Son Jonathan was born the : 12 : day of march : 1703 
his Daughter mary was born 22 day of november 1 705 
his Daughter hanah was born may 27 th 1709 
[p* 34] John Shearman the son of Philip Shearman was born the : 13 : 

day of June in the year : 1699 : 
his son Jabesh Shearman was born the 123: day of October in the year : 

1700 : 
his son Stephen Shearman was born the 19 day of may : 1703 : 
put into the new book 
[p. 55] (the intenti)on of marriage between Eli(hu)e v,-oo(worn) 

(a)nd silence stoton was entered the nth of ye (month) Called 

february 172 J with me Jabez Barker t(own clerk) 
the intention of marriage between preserved meryh(ew) and sarah 

taber was entered with me the 4 th day of the momh Called march 

172J Jabez Barker town Clerk 
the intention of marriage between John Gatchell and Judah Akin both 

of dartmouth was entered with me the 13 th day of the Month 

Called march 172^ Jabez Barker town clerk 
the intention of marriage between Jonathan girford and Elizebeth potter 

was entered with me y e first of the month called may 1727 Jabez 

Barker town clerk 
the intention of marriage between Thomas Shearman and Rut(h) potter 

was entered with me y e 6th of the month called may 1727 Jabez 

Barker town Clerk 
the intention of marriage between James Whitcom Jun r of Rochester 

and Jean Spooner of dartmouth was entered with me the 27 th of 

the month called may 1727 Jabez Barker town clerk 
the intention of marriage between Richard Hudleston and Sarah tallman 

both of dartmouth was entered with me y< 6 ,h day of y e month 

called June 1727 Jabez Barker town cler(k) 
the intention of marriage between John Clerk of Rhod Island and 

Elizebeth Hathaway of dartmouth was entered with me y c 7th day 

of ye month called June 1727 Jabez Barker town cle(rk) 
the intention of marriage between Samuel Clerk of Rochester (and) 

marcy Hudlestone jun r of dartmouth was entered with m(e) y e 

25 th day of the month called June 1727 Jabez Barker town cle(rk) 

(To be continued.} 



220 Plymouth Colojiy Wills and Inventories. 



PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES. 

{Continued fro?n page 162.} 

[Vol. I, fol. 37] 

The last Will and Testament of Nathaniell Tilden of Scit- 
tuate in New England in America gen Deceased exhibited at 
the gen r all Court of our Sov r aigne Lord Charles by the grace 
of God King of England Scotland ff ranee and Ireland Defender 
of the fayth &c held at New Plym in New England aforesaid 
the sixt Day of Septemb r in the seaventeenth yeare of his said 
mat ies now Raigne of England before Willm Bradford gen gov 
Edward Winslovv Thomas Prence Willm Collyer Miles Standish 
Tymothy Hatherley John Browne and Edmond ffreeman gent 
Assistants and testyfyed upon the oathes of Symon Sutton and 
Thomas Hatch 

In the Name of God Amen the five and twentyeth Day of 
May Anno Dni 164 1 I Nathaniell Tilden of Scittuate of New- 
England w th in America gen being sick and weake of body but 
of good and prfect remembrance (thanks be given to God there- 
fore) Do make ordaine and appoynt this my last will and testa- 
ment in manner and forme as followeth. And first I will and 
bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator 
and maker, and to Jesus Christ my redeemer by whose death 
and merits onely I hope to obtaine everlasting salvation, and 
my body to be conveyed unto the earth from whence it was 
taken, at the place where it shall please God to put an end unto 
my Dayes. And as concerneing my worldly goods and estate 
wherewMi it hath pleased God to blesse me I will give and be- 
queath in manner and forme as followeth. And first I will give 
& bequeath unto Lidea my welbeloved wyfe all her weareing 
apparell both linnen and wollen, also one bed furnished w ch 
shee shall please to take also the greate trunck, also I give unto 
my said wyfe three paire of sheetes and two paire of pillow- 
coates w ch shee shall please to take, one long table cloth one 
square table cloth one dosen of middle napkins and half a dosen 
of other napkins two long towells twelve peeces of pewter w d! 
shee shall please to choose, and of wodden vessells so many as 
shee shall thinke to be convenient for her use also three silver 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, 221 

spoones & two of my best cusheons, also I give unto my said 
wyfe one peece of white fusteon w c h shee shall please to take, 
also my two cloakes, also tenn bushells of Corne, five of English 
and five of Indian, also my will is that shee shall have the 
whole prfitt of my whitefaced cow and the calves and prfitt w c h 
shall come of her During the tyme of her naturall life, to be 
mayntained and kept for her by mine Executor hereafter men- 
coned. Also my will is that my said wyfe shall have and enjoy 
the prfitts of one house and the lands thereunto belonging 
wherein one Richard Lambert now Dwelleth being in the prish 
of Tenterden in Kent in old England During the terme of her 
naturall life, after the Decease of the said Richard Lambert 
Item my mynd and will is that my two yeongest children Lidea 
& Steeven shalbe mayntayned both for meate drink apparell & 
lodging by myne Executor hereafter mentioned yet so as my 
aforesaid wyfe shall have the education and Disposeing of them 
All the residue of my goods my will and mynd is shalbe Dis- 
posed of in manner and forme as followeth. And first I will 
and bequeath unto my sonn Joseph A Double portion (viz 1 ) 
asmuch more as my other sonnes, that is asmuch as both my 
other sonnes Thomas and Steeven equally to be devided out of 
my lands and goods Itm my will is that my yeongest daughte(r) 
Lidea Lydea shall have half asmuch as one of my yeonger 
sonnes Thomas and Steeven Item I will unto my Daughter 
Judet one Cow Item I will and bequeath unto Mary my 
Daughter the wyfe of Thomas Lapham tenn shillings of lawfull 
money of England also to Sara my Daughter the wyfe of Georg 
Sutton tenn shillings of lawfull money of England, to be payd 
to either of them w th iri one yeare next after my Decease by 
mine Executor Item I will & appoynt that my two servants 
Edward Ginkins and Edward Tarte shall serve up the re- 
may nder of their tyme of service w ch by covenant is Due unto 
me w th my sonn Joseph Itm my mynd and will is that my 
sonn Joseph shall prvide for his two brothers Thomas and 
Steeven for either of them half so much stock as his owne, and 
for his yeongest sister Lidea one quarter asmuch as his owne, 
and that this their stock shalbe kept upon the lands given unto 
them as is before specyfyed untill such tyme as the said lands 
shalbe sould or hyred out. Item I will and appoynt my welbe- 



222 



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Nathaniell Tilden 
(his seale) 



loved sonn Joseph to be sole and whole Executo r unto this my 
last will and testament In witnes whereof I thabove named 
Nathaniell Tilden have hereunto set my hand and seale Dated 
the Day and yeare first above written. 

Sealed and Deliv r ed as the last Will & Nathaniell Tilden 

testament of me Nathaniell Tilden (his seale) 

in the p r sence of 
Symon Sutton his mark 
Thomas Hatch. 

My mynd and will is that my welbeloved sonne Joseph Tilden 
shall have full power and authorytie to sell my house w th all the 
buildings thereunto belonging and also all my lands scituate 
and being in Scittuate & Tenterden all w ch lands I give him 
power to sell or to dispose of at his pleasure, whom I make my 
whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament 
In witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale Dated 
the five and twentieth Day of May 1641 
Sealed and Deliv r ed as the last will & 
testament of me Nathaniell Tilden 
in the p r sence of 
Symon Sutton his marke 
Thomas Hatch. 

[fol. 38] An Inventorie of the goods and chattells of Na- 
thaniell Tilden late of Scittuate in New England in Amer- 
ica gen Deceased made & prized the xxxi th Day of July 1641 
by us whose names are hereunder written 

U s d 
Inprimis in the Hall one table one forme & chaires 00 . 12 . 00 

It one booke of martirs one great bible Calvins in- " 
stucons wilson on the romans 3 of m r Downams 3 
of Dot r Prestons Dod upon the Comaund nts Sibbs \ 05 . 00 . 00 
upon the covenant 3 of Doct r Stortons m r Dikes 
works & thirty other bookes 
It i muskett i sword & birding peece 
It in the Inner roome i bed furnished 
It 3 pair of sheets two pair of pillowcoats i duz n & half ) 
of napkins two table cloaths two towells ) 

It i peece of fusteon 
It xii peecs of pewter 
It iii silver spoones 
It two cloakes 
It i truncke 



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It in the hall chamber i bed furnished 
It three chests 

It in the Inner chamber one flock bed furnished 
It three chests 

It i smale paire of brand Irons 
It i old case of bottells 

It 2 old flock beds two boulsters three blankets & a pillow- 
It in the servants chambers two flock beds furnished 
It ix paire of sheets 
It vi paire of pillow coats 
It vii table cloathes 
It iii duzzen & three napkins 
It v To wells 

It iiii old table cloths & other old iinnen 
It x silver spoones 
It six prcells of fusteon 
It the rest of his weareing apparell 
It a pillion & a pillion cloth 
It six cusheons 
It the rest of the pewter 
It the bras 

It the irons belonging to the chimney 
It iii iron potts 

It ii frying pans & a dripping pan 
It scales and waights 
It i grindle stone 
It i one Jacke 
It brewing vessells & milk vessells & beere vessells ) 

kneading troughs & other tubbs j 

It certaine spruce boards 

It other smale things necessary about the house 
It all the Iron and workeing tooles belonging to husbandry 
It the Cart & all things belonging to yt & a set of harrow ) 

tynes i 

It two oxen two bulls two steeres i yeareling one Co 

and a calfe 
It ii hoggs and foure piggs 
It foules about the house 
It tenn stocks & swarmes of bees 
It fishing netts 
It pouder & shott 
It Indean Corne in the house about 37 bushells about "* 

3 bushells of sumer wheate i bushell and half of > 

peas & about one bushell & half of raault ) 

It xiiii acrees of Corne on the ground 
It in Debts hopefull & Desprate 

Prized as abovesaid by us 

Willm Vassall Thomas Chambers Willra Hatch 



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[fol. 39] Katherne Briggs Administratrix of John Briggs de- 
ceased Lres of Administacon were graunted by the gen r ail 
Court held the (*) day of (*) 164 1 to Katherne the wyfe of 
John Briggs late of Sandwich Deceased and here followeth a 
true Inventory of all the goods and cattells of the said John 
Briggs exhibited (at the Court of Assistants held at Plym the 
fift day of October in the xvii th yeare of his Ma ties now raigne 
of England &c Annoq Dni 164 1) upon the oath of the said 



Katherne Briggs 



Inprimis three melch Cowes 

It i heiffer and one bullock 

It two bull calves 

It i sowe &: i store pig 

It three hens and some chickens 

It two acrees of corne planted & the fruits in the garden 

It i feather bed iiii feather pillowes ii feather boulsters ") 

foure blanketts two old coverletts four curtaines j- 

& i bedstead ) 

It i great chest i little chest i chaire i forme i cradle and ) 

two stooles ) 

It i great Kettle i little kettle i bras pott i iron pot i~) 

warmeing pan i scimmer 1 posnet i morter i frying > 

pann J 

It foure pewter platters two chamber potts i quart ) 

i porringer j 

It i tub 3 pailes 3 treys 6 dishes 2 little Coolers 
It i stuffe suite 
It i Cloake i hatt i paire of stockings i paire of shooes ) 

some other old cloathes } 

It i old sheete and some other linnen 
It i muskett & bandiliers & sword 
It four axes four Iron wedges 3 hoes & 2 froes 
It 13 plaines & 3 plaining irons 
It 84 smale tooles 
It old Iron 

It ii hand sawes three burnt sawes 
It in Nayles 
It i bras frying pan 
It worke Donn about a Chest 
It in Corne 
It i plowe 

It the Cart and horse geares 
It 500 of board 



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Plymouth Colony Deeds. 225 

It in skins 01 . 00 . 00 

It i old saddle & bridle 00 . 04 . 00 

55 ; ° 2 • °° 

Taken and apprised by Edward Dillinghame and Thomas 
Tupper. 

Debts oweing by him and Debts Due unto him Did equal! 
eich other 

And the said Katherne Briggs Doth prmise and give unto her 
two children two cowes viz 1 the yeonger white Cowe to her 
sonne Samuell and the browne heiffer to her Daughter Sarah 
to be kept for them and thencrease and stock to be theires 
from this tyme forward the charges of keepeing them to be 
payd out of the stock and if either of them dye before they be 
marryed or have them in their owne hands that then the Sur- 
vyvor to have all, and if they both Dye before they be marryed 
or shall come to possesse them and the stock that shall come 
of them all to returne to the said Katherne againe 

( To be continued.) 



PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS. 

{Continued from page 142.) 

[Vol II, Pt. I, p. 78] 

1653 Bradford Gov r 

A Deed appointed to bee recorded 

To all people to whom these p r sents shall come Ousame- 
quin Sachem and Wamsitto his eldest sonne sendeth greet &c 

Know yea that wee the said Ousamequin and Wamsitto for 
md in consideracon of thirty five pounds steriin to us the 
said Ousamequin and Wamsitto in hand paied pr Thomas 
Prence gen 4 : and Thomas Willett gen 1 : Myles Standish gen 1 : 
fosiah Winslow gen 1 ; for and in the behalfe of themselves and 
Divers others of the Inhabitants of Plymouth Jurisdiction whose 
lames are heerafter specifyed with which said summe wee the 
said Ousamequin and Wamsitto Doe acknowlidge our selves 
"ully satisfyed contented and paied have freely and absolutly 
barganed and sold infeofed and confeirmed and pr these p r sents 
Doe bargain sell infeofe & confeirme from us the said Ousam- 
equin and Wamsitto and our and every of our heires unto 



226 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

Thomas Prence Thomas Willett Myles Standish Josiah Win- 
slow agents for themselves and Willam Bradford senior gen 1 : 
Thomas Clarke John Winslow Thomas Cushman Willam White 
John Addams and Experience Michell ; To them and every of 
them theire and every of theire heires and assignes forever AH 
those severall prcells and neckes of upland Swamps and med- 
dowes lying and beinge on the southerly side of Sinkcunke allis 
Rehoboth bounds and is bounded from a Little brooke of water 
called by the Indians Mosskituash Westerly and soe ranging by 
a Dead Swamp Eastward and so by marked trees as Ousame- 
quin and Wamsitto Directed ; unto the great river with all the 
meddow in and about the sides of both the branches of the 
great river with all the creekes and brookes that are in or upon 
any the said Meddow as alsoe all the mersh meddow lying and 
being without the bounds before mencioned in or about the 
necke called by the Indians Chachacust ; alsoe all the meddow 
of any kind lying and being att or about Papasquash necke as 
alsoe all the meddow lying from the bay to keecomewett on 
both sides or any way Joyning to it or the Bay on eich side To 
have and to holde all the aforsaid upland Swampe mershes 
creekes and rivers with all theire appurtenances unto the afor- 
said Thomas Prence Thomas Willett Myles Standish Josiah 
Winslow and the rest of the prteners aforsaid To them and 
every of them theire and every of theire heires exequitors and 
assignes forever; And the said Ousamequin and Wamsitto Doe 
alsoe covenant promise and graunt that whensoever the Indians 
shall remove from y e necke that then and from thenceforth The 
aforsaid Thomas Prence Thomas Willett Myles Standish and 
Josiah Winslow etc shall enter upon the same by the same 
agreement as theire propr right and enterest to them and theire 
heires for ever To and for the true prformance of all and every 
one of the aforsaid seerall prticulares wee the said Ousamequin 
and W r amsitto bind us and every of us our and every of our 
heirs exequitors adminnestrators and assignes feirmly pr these 
p r sents; In Witnesse wherof wee have heerunto sett our hands 
and seales this twenty ninth Day of March Anno Dom 1653 
Signed Sealed and ^ Ousamequin the mark of (seale) 

Delivered in the Wamsitto the marke of (seale) 

p r sence of 

John Browne f 

James Browne 

Richard Garrett > 

[On the margin of 'the page .] 

M r James Browne one of the witnesses to this Instrument, made 

oath that bee Did see Osamequin and Wamsitta his son Sjgnc 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 227 

seale and Deliver it ; as theire acte and Deed and that m r John 
Browne his father and M r Richard Garrett were then alsoe 
p r sent as Witnesses to the same; Taken upon oath this 28 th 
Day of October 1681 Before mee upon oath this 28 th Day of 
October 16S1 Before mee Thomas Hinckley Gov r nor; 

[p. 79] 1653 Bradford Gov r 

The Subscriptions of the Inhabitants of Rehoboth appointed 
to be recorded Impowering Richard Bowin Stephen Payne 
Thomas Cooper and Willam Sabin The 28 th of June 1653 

Wee whose names are heer underwritten Doe further Impower 
and authorise Richard Bowin Stephen Payne Thomas Cooper 
and Willam Sabin To conclude agree and compose ail Differ- 
ences that may arise conserning the said mecidow and upland 
or any thing arising in or about the same as amply as if wee were 
there p r sent in our owne prsons with any prsons or prsons with 
whom any question may arise in or about the p r mises to which 
formencioned articles wee bind ourselves truely and faithfully 
to observe; Witnesse our hands this 28 th of June 1653 
Samuell Newman Richard Ingrame James Redaway 
Josepth Peck senior John Allen Daniell Smith 

Stephen Payne Josepth Pecke Junior Robert Wheaten 

Richard Bowine Robert ffuller Thomas Smith 

Walter Palmer John Sutton Abner Ordway 

Thomas Cooper John Peren John Mathews 

John Reade Gorge Kinricke John Woodcocke 

Robert Martin Willam Sabine John Titus 

Willam Smith Willam Carpenter John Butterworth 

Abraham Martine Jonathan Blise Phillip Walker 

Robert Titus Robert Abell John Dogget 

John Meller Stephen Payne Junier Richard Bullocke 

Peeter Hunt ; Obadia Bowin Nicolas Ide 

henery Smith Willam Carpenter Junior 
The conclusions with the men of Rehoboth the 29 th of June 1653 

Wherasthe Towne of Rehoboth the 2S th of June 1653 Did 
Depute and authorise Stephen Payne Richard Bowin i nomas 
Cooper and Willam Sabin as theire Delegates to treat and con- 
clude with capt : Myles Standish capt : Thomas Willett and 
Josias W T inslow conserning such lands and all other matters as 
are in Difference betwixte the towne of Rehoboth and the afor- 
said capt : Myles Standish capt : Thomas Willett Josias Win- 
slow and the rest that are enterested in the said lands It is 
concluded as followeth ; 

I That all such mersh or meddow lying on either side of the 
river runing under the bridge commonly called Bowins Bridge 
to the common ffence and usually called the hundred acres; 



228 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

which said meddows were alloted in severall allotments att the 
first settleing of the Towne ; All these meddows are to re- 
mayne unto the severall Inhabytants of the towne as theire true 
proprieties : 

2 That all such lands as the Towne of Rehoboths formerlv 
passed over unto M r John Browne by an agreement of such 
articles as now stand in the towne booke bearing Date the 29 th 
of the 10 th month 1645 and alsoe recorded in the court of Plym- 
outh the summe of the said lands soe many acres as the said 
lands shall rise unto when it is measured shalbee layed forth for 
the use of the said capt : Myles Standish capt : Thomas Willetl 
Josias Winslow and the rest on the north side of the line be- 
twixt the towne and the marked tree near to m r Brownes ffence 
from the salt water to the river called Bowins bridge river 

3 ffor all such mershes as lye on the west side of the river 
runing Downe towards the common ffence and butting on the 
East end off som houselotts now layed forth if the said capt : 
Standish capt : Willet Josias Winslow and the rest shall Desire 
the same att any time heerafter they shall have [p. 80] have them 
allowing the true valluation therof out of such meddows as lye 
upon the west side of Sowames river at the uper end of the 
same as shalbee vallued by two Indifferent men 

4 That the Towne of Rehoboth att any time within three 
yeares after the Date heerof shall remove the common ffence 
and in the meane time sufficiently repaire the same and when 
they Doe remove the same they shall sett it upon theire owne 
land in the line betwixte the towne and the prties aforsaid from 
the salt water att hiewater marke of Patuckett river unto the 
river runing under Bowins Bridge and uphold It. 

5 The towne of Rehoboth shall make a sufficient ffence to 
keep horses and cattle from ranging into the necke of land 
called the the new meddow necke and mayntaine the same. 

6 That Timber on either side shalbee lawfull to bee made 
use of from time to time for the meddows aforsaid for their 
ffencinge 

7 That for such meddows as lye to north side of the great 
playne it shalbee lawfull for the towne to make use of untell the 
aforsaid prsons enterested Doe see cause to use the said med- 
dowes or if att any time they shall sell them the Towne to have 
the first refusall of buying them 

Stephen Payne Thomas Cooper 

Richard Bowin : Willam Sabin 

( To be continued.') 



Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 229 



EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS-, VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued frorn page 1S1.) 

[Vol. I, Pt. II, p. 12] John Mulford the son of Thomas Mulford was 

borne in July in the year : 1670 
Patience Mulford the daughter of Thomas Mulford Was borne the : 17 th 

day of agust : 1674 
Anna Mulford the daughter of Thomas Mulford Was borne the : 23 d : 

day of March in the year : 1676 : alias 177 
Hannah Mulford the widdow of Thomas Mulford dyed february y e 

10 th 17 17/18 
Georg Shaw and Constant doane Wear Maried the : S th . day of Jenuary 

in the year : 1690 : & George shaw died the second day of May 

1720 
George Shaw a sonn Named Elkanan : borne the 7 th day of October 

in the year : 1691 
Rebeca Shaw the daughter of George and Constant Shaw was Born 

the 10 th day of March Anno dom 1693 
George Shaw the Son of George and Constant Shaw was Born y= twenty- 
ninth day of December anno dom 1695 
Hannah Shaw the Daughter of George and Constant Shaw was Born 

the twentieth day of June anno dom 1698 
John heard the son of John heard was born the : seventeenth day of 

Jenuary in the year : 1688 : 
grace heard the daughter of John heard was borne the eleventh day of 

Jenuary in the year : 1692 : 
Jacob : Hord : the Son of John and Deborah Hord was borne the : 

twelvth day of april in the year on thousand Six hundred ninety 

and five- 1 695 
John Binny of Hull and Hannah Paine were married by Jonathan 

Sparrow Esqu r on the thirty first day of may 1704 
John Seers of yarmouth and Priscilla ffreeman were marryed by Jonathan 

Sparrow Esqu r on the first day of June 1 704 
John Shaw the Son of George and Constant Shaw was Born the Sixth 

day of October anno dom 1700 
Jonathan Shaw the Son of George and Constant Shaw was Born the 

Seventeenth day of febuarie anno dom 170} 
Samuell Mayo and abigaile Sparrow were Married by M r Samuell Treat 

on the Sixth day of august anno domini : 17 13 
James Robins and Thankfull Higgins were married by M r Samuell 

Treat on the fifteenth day of april anno domini : 17 14 
[p. 13] Joseph Collens and Ruth Knowles were Maried the twentieth 

day of March in the year 1671 ales 1672 
Joseph Collens a daughter borne named Saraie the second day of 

Jeneuarie in the yeare 1672 
Joseph Collens sonne borne Named John the 18 th day of december in 

the year : 1674 



230 Eastham a?id Orleans, Mass., Vital Records, 

Joseph Collens a daughter borne named lidia July : 1676 
Joseph Collens a son borne named Joseph : June : 1678 : 
Joseph Collens a daughter borne named Hannah : the latter end of 

feburarie 16S0 
Jonathan Collens the son of Joseph Collens was born the twentieth day 

of agust in the year of our lord . 1682 
Jane Collens the daughter of Joseph Collens was born the third day of 

march in the year of our lord : 168-^- 
Benjamin Collens the son of Joseph Collens was born the sixth day of 

feburary one thousand six hundred .eighty and seven 
James Collens the son of Joseph Collens was born the tenth day of 

march in the year . 16S9 and died the last day of march : 16S9 
Martha Brown the daughter of James and deborah Brown was Born at 

Eastham the last week in march 1694 
James Brown the Son of James and Deborah Brown was Born at East- 
ham June 14 th 1696 
Deborah Brown the daughter of James and deborah Brown was Born at 

Eastham in the mounth of April : 1699 
Liddiah Brown the daughter of James and deborah Brown was Born in 

may 1701 
Thomas Brown the Son of James and Deborah Brown was born at 

Eastham March the 4 th 1702/3 
Jane Brown the Daughter of* 
Joshua Merrick and Lidia Mayo were married by M r Samuell Treat on 

the fourth day of June anno Domini 1714 
[p. 14J Joseph Snow the sonne of Joseph Snow was borne the : 24 th : 

of November : 16 71 
Benjamine Snow the sonne of Joseph was borne the : 9 th day of June : 

1673 
Mary Snow the daughter of Joseph Snow was borne the : 1 7 th day of 

October : 1674 : 
Sarie Snow the daughter of Joseph Snow was borne the : 30 th of aprill : 

1677 
Ruth Snow the daughter of Joseph Snow was borne the: 14 th : of 

October : 1679 
Steven Snow the sonne of Joseph Snow was borne the 24 th of febu- 
rarie : 1 68 1 
lidia Snow the daughter of Joseph Snow was borne the : 20 th : of July : 

1684 
Rebeckah Snow the daughter of Joseph Snow was borne the : 4 th : of 

december : 1686 
James Snow the son of Joseph Snow was borne the 31 th day of March 

in the year : 1689 
Jane Snow the daughter of Joseph was borne the 27 th day of March in 

the : 1692 
Josiah Snow the Son of Joseph Snow was borne the twenty seventh day 

of November : In the year one thousand six hundred ninety and 

foure 

* Left unfinished. 



Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association. 231 

Lieu" Joseph Snow dyed on the third day of January anno dom 1722/3* 
Samuell Harding and Elisabeth Eldred were Married the 28 th day of 

august anno dom 1707 by m r Sam'- 1 Treat 
Nicholas Harding the son of Samuell and Elisabeth Harding was Born 

at Eastham on the twenty fourth day of June Anno Dom : 1708 
Samuell Harding the son of Samuell and Elisabeth Harding was Born 

at Eastham the twenty first day of december Anno Dom : 1709 
John Harding the son of Samuell and Elisabeth Harding was Born at 

Eastham the fourth day of November Anno Dom : 17 11 
John Harding the son of Samuel and Elisabeth Harding (the secund 

.of y* name) was Born at Eastham the seventh day of July anno 

domini : 1713 
Zephaniah Harding the son of Samuel and Elisabeth Harding was Born 

at Eastham the n tb day of may anno : 1715 
Elisabeth Harding the Daughter of Samuel and Elisabeth Harding was 

Born at Eastham : may y e 9 th 1 7 1 7 
Joseph Harding the son of Samuel and Elisabeth Harding was Born at 

Eastham y e 19 th day of may anno dom : 17 19 

(7tf be continued.') 



CAPE COD PILGRIM MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION. 

Communicated by J. Henry Sears. 

It has long been a matter of inquiry why a Monument has 
never been erected at Provincetown in commemoration of the 
landing of the Pilgrims here November 21st, 1620. It was 
here that the famous Compact was signed on board the " May- 
flower." It was here that the first Governor was elected ; here 
occurred the first birth and the first death ; it was from this 
place that searching parties were sent out which examined 
many places throughout Cape Cod Bay. After remaining 
here nearly six weeks, it was decided to locate at Plymouth, and 
the "Mayflower" left for that place on the twenty-fifth day of 
December. About ten years ago a Company was incorporated 
under the name of Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association, 
having for its object the building of a Monument at Province- 
town, but for some reason nothing was done until last summer 
when the Association was revived, the constitution amended 
and new officers chosen, and now vigorous efforts are being made 
to procure sufficient money to complete the work. The plan 
adopted is to have the membership fee so low — £1. — as 
to make the Association a popular one, and to get as many 
members as possible from the Cape towns. The town where 

* This is written on the margin opposite the preceding entries. 



232 Middleborough, Mass., Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

this movement commenced has already over two hundred mem- 
bers from a population of nine hundred (900) and it is expected 
that as good results will be obtained from all the different 
towns on the Cape. It is proposed to erect a Monument of 
rough stone, not expensive but durable, and build it as high as 
the means will allow. It is estimated that a Monument of 
that kind will cost about $25,000 if built about 175 feet high. 
Just back of the town of Provincetown is an elevation called 
"High Pole Hill" and that spot will be deeded to the Asso- 
ciation by the town. Having started a thorough canvass of 
the Cape towns, an appeal is now made to those natives of the 
Cape residing elsewhere, and to the different Pilgrim and New 
England societies in the various parts of the country. It is 
hoped each one will be interested in this and will contribute 
to its success, so that a suitable Monument can be erected 
designating the place where the Pilgrims first landed. 

Contributions may be sent to H. F. Hopkins, Treasurer, 
Provincetown, to Osborn Nickefson, Secretary, Chathamport, 
Mass., or to the Editor of The Mayflower Descendant. 



MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS,, BIRTHS/ MARRIAGES 
AND DEATHS, 

( Continued from page 86.) 

[Vol. I, p. 43] Abraham Barden the son of Abraham and Mary Barden 
was born December the 11 1698 

Mary Barden the daughter of Abraham and Mary Barden was bom 
february the 10 1699-700 

Joseph Barden the son of Abraham and Mary Barden was born : april 
the 5 1 701 

Elisabeth Barden the daughter of Abraham and Mary Barden was bom 
October the 1 1702 

Isaac Barden the son of Abraham and Mary Barden was born : Decem- 
ber the 27 1708 

Sarah Barden the Daughter of Abraham and Mary Barden was bom 
April the 30 17 10 

Jacob Barden the son of Abraham and Mary Barden was born some- 
time in September 1712 

Edward Hacket the son of Edward and Hannah Hacket was born feb- 
ruary the 17 1 71 7 : 18 

Elisabeth Wood the daughter of Samuel and Elisabeth Wood was bom 
December the i 1717 



Middleborough, Mass., Births, Marriages and Deaths. 233 

Samuel Wood the son of Henry and Mary Wood : was born September 
the : 27 1 7 18 

John Jackson the son of John and Mary Jackson was born September 
the n 1716 

Cornelius Jackson the son of John and Mary Jackson was born No- 
vember the 23 1 718 

Rebekah Vaughan : the daughter of Georg : & Rebekah Vaughan was 
born January the : 28 17 18 19 

Edward Southworth the Son of Edward and Bridget Southworth was 
born December 17 18 

Susanna Thacher Daughter of M r Peter Thacher & M re Mary Thacher 
Was born June the 122 17 19 

David Simmons the son of Aaron and Martha Simmons was born febru- 
ary the 12 1716 17 

Rebekah Wood the daughter of Ephraim & Susanna Wood was born 
November : 29 17 17 

John Tinkham the son of John and Hannah Tinkham was bom May 
the :8 1719 

Joel Eddy the son of Benjamin and Abigail Eddy was born August the 
27 1717 

Caleb Eddy the son of Benjamin and Abigail Eddy was born January 
the 31 1718-19 

Samuel Smith the son of Jonathan and Susannah Smith was born Au- 
gust the 30 1 7 14 

Jonathan Smith the son of Jonathan and Susanna Smith was born 
february the 14 17 15-16 

Rebekah Wood ) Daughters of Jabez and Mercy Wood were born 

Mary Wood j Twins : April the 5 17 19 

Ephraim Tinkham the son of Isaac and Abijah Tinkham was born 
november : 8 1718 

Aaron Simmons the son of Aaron and Martha Simmons was born Sep- 
tember : 6 1 7 19 

Naomi Pierce the Daughter of Thomas and Naomi Pierce was bora 
October 1 17 19 

Hannah Cob the Daughter of Joseph and Hannah Cob was born No- 
vember 16 1 718 

Abigail Thayer the Daughter of Isaac and Deliverance Thayer was born 
October 2 17 18 

John Smith the son of John and Mary Smith : was born february 24 
1702 :3 

Melatiah Smith : the daughter of John and Mary Smith was born July 
the 31 1705 

Rebekah Bumpas the Daughter of Joseph and Mary Bumbas : was 
born May the 26 17 13 

Joseph Bumpas the son of Joseph and Mary Bumpas was born January 
30 1714 : 15 

Nathanael Bumpas the son of Joseph and Mary Bumpas was born feb- 
ruary 16 1 716 

Rachel Soul the Daughter of John and Martha Soul was born Novem- 
ber : 1 6 : 1 7 1 9 



234 Middleborough, Mass., Births , Marriages and Deaths. 

Lydia Cob the Daughter of James and Thankfull Cob was born Octo- 
ber 17 1 7 18 
Rachel Cob the Daughter of James and Thankful! Cob was born Octo- 
ber : 17 . 1719 
Peter Rayment : the son of James and Mercy Rayment was born March 

the 27 : 1 718 
Mercy Rayment the daughter of James and Mercy Rayment was born 

April the 3 : 1720 
Joanna Vaughan the Daughter of Jabez and Deboraha Vaughan and 

another daughter who deceased at : 6 : days : old : were born Twins 

April the : 1719 
Sarah Eddy the daughter of Joel and Sarah Eddy was born January the 

10 1709 : 10 
Isaac Wood the son of Ephraim and Susanna Wood was born February 

the : 7 : 1719/20 
Ichabod Wood the son of Samuel and Elisabeth Wood was bora July 

the 13 1 7 19 
Hannah Thayer the daughter of Isaac : and Deliverance Thayer was 

born May the : 23 : 1720 
Thomas Tomson the son of Thomas and Mary Tomson was born april 

the : 21 1720 
Benjamin Warren the son of Samuel and Elinor Warren : was born July 

the 30 : 1720 
John Alden the son of John and Hannah Alden was born October the : 

8 1718 
Ebenezer Alden the son of John and Hannah Alden was born October 

the : 8 1720 
[p. 44] Theophilus Southworth the son of Edward and Bridget South- 
worth was born February : the : 10 1720 : 1 
Gideon Southworth the son of Nathanel : & Jael Southworth Was born 

Sept : the .-5 17 18 
Margaret Fuller : the daughter of Jonathan : & Elinor Fuller : was born 

november : 17 1712 
Abigail Fuller the daughter of Jonathan : & Elinor Fuller was born 

March the : n 1 714/5 
Jabez Fuller the son of Jonathan : and Elinor Fuller was born July the 

22 1717 
Jonathan Fuller : the son of Jonathan & Elinor Fuller was born July 

the 13 1719 
Mary Palmer the Daughter of Doct r Thomas Palmer & Elisabeth his 

wife was born June the 27 17 15 
Sarah Palmer the Daughter of Doct r Thomas Palmer & Elisabeth his 

Wife was born Septem : the : 14 171 7 
Job Palmer the son of Doctor Thomas Palmer and of Elisabeth his 

wife : was born March the 7 1719/20 
Esther Tinkham the daughter of John Tinkham and of Hannah his wife 

was born : april 26 1721 
Arthur Bennet the son of Joseph Bennet : & of Joanna his wife was 

born Sept : the 7 1720 
Nathan Bennet the son of Peter Bennet & of Pricilla his wife was born 

octo r : 23 1720 



Middleborough, Mass., Births, Marriages and Deaths. 235. 

Isaac Tinkham the son of Isaac Tinkham <Sc of Abijah his wife was born 

april : 21 1720 
Timothy Carver the son of Eleazar Carver & of Katherine his wife was 

born Septem : 21 1720 
Jonathan Eddy the son of Benjamin Eddy : & of Abigail his Wife was 

born March 6 1720/21 
Peter Lovel the son of John Lovel : and of Mary his Wife was born 

February 7 1705 : 6 
Ebenezer Lovel the son of John Lovel & of Mary his Wife was born 

October 17 1 712 
Mary Lovel the Daughter of John Lovel & of Mary his Wife was 

born April 20 17 14 
Joseph Lovel the son of John Lovel and of Mary his wife was born 

January 20 1716 : 7 
Hannah Lovel the Daughter of John Lovel : & of Mary his wife was 

born March 24 1719/20 
Elisabeth Ray men t the Daughter of Thomas Rayment & of Mary his 

wife was born Septem r 13 1708 
Amos Rayment the son of Thomas Rayment : and of Mary his Wife was 

born Decem r 26 1710 
Samuel Rayment the son of Thomas Rayment : and of Mary his wife 

was born March 29 1713 
Thomas Rayment the son of Thomas Rayment & of Mary his wife was 

born : January : iS 17 14/5 
Eunice Rayment the Daughter of Thomas Rayment : & of Mary his 

Wife was born February : 7 17 16/7 
Martha Rayment the Daughter of Thomas Rayment & of Mary his wife 

was bom January 29 1718/9 
Ezekiel Rayment the son of Thomas Rayment & of Mary his wife was 

born January : 16 17 20/1 
Jabez Wood the son of Jabez Wood and Hannah W T ood his wife : Was 

born March the : 10 1719/20 
Edmund Wood the son of David Wood and of Joanna his wife was 

born Novem r : 28 1721 
Mercy Sprout the daughter of James Sprout : & of Elisabeth his Wife 

was born : august 24 17 19 
Desire Howland the daughter of Nathan Howland : & of Frances his 

Wife was born : Novem r 17 1 7 1 2 
Seth Howland the son of Nathan Howland : & of Frances his wife was 

born January : 1 17 14/5 
Caleb Howland the son of Nathan Howland : & of Frances his wife was 

born December -.31 171 7 
Pricilla Howland the daughter of Nathan Howland : & of Frances his 

Wife was born February : 15 1719/20 
Samuel Ellis the son of Joel Ellis and of Elisabeth his wife was born : 

octo : 22 1 716 
Matthias Ellis the son of Joel Ellis & of Elisabeth his Wif was bora 

March 7 1719/20 
Rebeckah Elis the daughter of Joel Ellis : & of Elisabeth his Wife was 

bora July the : 1 1721 



22,6 Jacob Cooke s Will a?id Inventory. 

Dorothy Renolds the daughter of Isaac Renolds & of Dorothy his Wife 

was born : October the : 29 170S 
Elisabeth Renolds the daughter of Isaac Renolds & of Dorothy his wife 

was born January : 30 1710/1 
Mary Renolds the daughter of Isaac Renolds and of Dorothy his wife 

was born July 7 1713 
Benjamin Renolds the son of Isaac Renolds : & : of Dorothy his : wife 

was born June 4 1 7 15 
Isaac Renolds the son of Isaac Renolds & of Dorothy his wife was bom 

July 17 1 72 1 
Hannah Renolds the daughter of Charles Renolds : & of Sarah his wife 

was born February* : 14 17 14/5 
Sarah Renolds the daughter of Charles Renolds : & of Sarah his wife 

was born February 4 1715 : 6 
Deborah Renolds y* daughter : of Charles Renolds & of Sarah his wife 

was born March : 10 . 171 7 : 8 

( To be continued?) 



JACOB 2 COOKE'S WILL AND INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Jacob 3 Cooke {Francis 1 ) died at Plymouth between 11/21 
December, 1675, the day his will was made, and 18/28 Decem- 
ber, 1675, the day his inventory was taken. No record of his 
death has been found. His will and inventory are found in the 
Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, Volume III, Part II, 
pages 1-4. The record is very badly worn, as indicated in the 
following copy. 



[p. 1] The last Will and Testament of Jacob Cooke seni r : of 
Plymouth in New England late Decased exhibited to the Court 
held att Plymouth aforsaid the 8 th Day of March 1676 on the 
oathes of M r Edward Gray and Leift : Joseph howland as tol- 
loweth ; 

Know all men to whom these p r sents shall come that I Jacob 
Cooke seni r of the Towne of Plymouth in New England ; being 
att this p r sent very weake in body through many Infeirmities 



Jacob Cooke s Will and Inventory. 237 

and Deseas ; that are upon mee ; but of sound and p r fect under- 
standing and memory; Doe make and ordaine this to be my 
last Will and Testament to Continewe for ever feirme and In- 
violable ; Imprimis my will is that my engagement unto my 
Deare and loveing wife Elizabeth Cooke att or before my mar- 
riage with her be truely and honestly p r formed unto her ; Item 
I will and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth Cooke one 
yoake of oxen and one cow, towards the bringing up of my three 
youngest Daughters ; and for her and theire more comfortable 
subsistence ; I Give unto her my said wife Dureing her widdow- 
hood ; the use benifitt and Improvement of the orchyard that is 
by my Now Dwelling house ; and the orchyard that I planted by 
or in the place I lived in att my first Marriage; alsoe During her 
widdowhood I Give her free Comonage for her stocke of Cattle 
of all sorts to Depasture in and upon those my lands att Rockey 
nooke ; and my will is that my said wife take into her Costody 
the portions of my three youngest Daughters ; To Cecure them 
untell they are of Capassitie to receive them ; if shee please ; 
Item I will and bequeath unto my eldest son Caleb Cooke ; a 
Double portion of all my lands ; that is to say one halfe of them 
for quantitie and quallitie; and my will is that hee shall have in 
his p r te of them, the one halfe of my meddow that lyeth att 
Pyny point alsoe three quarters of my two Great Lotts of med- 
dow that lyeth in Joneses River meadow ; and all my mea- 
dow that lyeth att home on Joneses River and the remainder 
of his proportion of lands ; hee shall have them out of my 
Lands that I now live on ; and my lands in Rockey Nooke ; 
and my thirty acrees of wood land that lyeth att the head 
of my lotts ; onely what meddow or Grasse I have engaged 
unto my wife aforsaid ; shee shall have it out of his lott and 
halfe of Meddow att Jonses River meddow ; and hee shall not 
Deney my said wife but lett her have ffree egresse and regresse 
for Pastureing on those lands in Rockey nooke which shalbe 
Considered to him when (wom)n is made ; Item I will and 
bequeath unto my son Jacob Cooke one share of (worn) 
lands, that is one quarter p r te of them for quantitie and qualli- 
tie ; and my (worn)zt hee shall have in his p r te of them; my 
sixty acrees of upland that lyeth (worn) all that my meddow 
and upland that lyeth next unto (worn) Gave and possessed, by 
my brother John Thomson (wom)nd in Rockey nooke ; alsoe 
hee shall have the onehalf (worn) lyeth next unto John Dun- 
hames meddow att (worn) of mddow that lyeth in Joneses 
river meddow ; and (worn) amount to his proportion for quan- 
titie (worn) payed by one of his brothers (worn) that in mony, 
soe hee to alow them if otherwise (worn)on ffrancis Cooke one 
share of all my lands (worn)ztiX\Xit and quallitie ; and my will 



I 

238 Jacob Cooke s Will and Inventory. 

is that in his (worn) my forty five acrees of upland (wor?i)xo\hzT 
Wrights land ; alsoe the onehalfe of my (worn) Winnatucksett 
next John Dunhames Meddow (wont) meddow ; that lyeth att 
Jonses River meddow and (worn) what these several! p r sells 
shall want of (zwr;/) mainder out of the lands I live upon or 
(wom)ts of age ; by his brother Caleb ; if those to (wom)s my 
will see cause ; that my son ffrancis (wom)ny ; and that they ; 
att the Devision Determine (worn) p r formance ; Item I will and 
betweath unto (wom)s haveing Don formerly, according to 
(wom)th unto my six Daughters viz Mary (zuorn)k3.h Cookes 
my Debts and legacy es (zuorn)s monyes Debts Goods [p. 2] 
Cattle Chattells and whatsoever moveable estate appertained 
unto mee to be equa(lly) Devided betwixt them six onely what 
Corne and provision shalbe found in being s\idl(worn) be De- 
vided; but spent by my wife and Children that are with her; 
and my Desire is that my executors take the best Course they 
Can, to Cecure theire portions, to the time of theire marriage or 
that they Come of age; And I Doe by these p r sents appoint 
make and ordaine my Deare and loveing wife Elizabeth Cooke; 
and my loveing son Caleb Cooke my executors of this my Last 
Will; and testament ; to Adminnester upon my said estate to 
receive all such Debtes as are Due to mee and; to pay all such 
Debts and legacyes as I owe or are Given by these p r sents ; and 
I Doe alsoe Impower and Authorise my said executors by these 
p r sents to give unto my Cozen Daniell Wilcockes a Deed of 
that land att Punckateesett ; which I sold him, and hee hath 
payed mee for ; Alsoe to Give & take a Deed of my brother 
John Thompson for the land and meddow that hee and my selfe 
exchanged, one with the other ; alsoe that my executors see 
that my body be Decently buried, and out of my estate to De- 
fray the Charge therof ; and my will is that my loveing frinds 
my brother John Thompson and Willam Crow ; Doe see the 
p r formance of this my last Will, and the settlement of my es- 
tate; and I Doe therefore Desire order and Impower them; for 
to be healpfull to my wife and Children in all theire Devisions 
above mensioned ; and to Determine what and how any matter 
shalbe between them ; as neare as they Can according to the 
true Intent of this my last Will and Testament ; And by 
these p r sents I revoake all former wills; thus hopeing that this 
my last Will and Testament wilbe kept and p r formed according 
to the true Intent and meaning therof : I Comitt my body to 
the Dust and my soule to God that Gave it mee; In Witnes 
wherof I Jacob Cooke seni r : have sett to my hand and seale 
this eleventh Day of December one thousand six hundred seav- 
enty and five ; alsoe for my fifty acrees of Land att or about 
Joneses river meddow; I would have it Devided to my sonnes 



Jacob Cooke s Will and Inventory. 239 

as my other lands, either to all of them or else to one of them 

hee paying his brothers for their p r tes ; 

Signed and sealled in the Jacob Cooke seni r : 

presence of us to be his his £ C marke and a (seale) 

last will and Testament 

Joseph hovvland 

Edward Gray his marke 

Isacke Wright his marke 

An Inventory of the Estate of Jacob Cooke seni r of the 
Towne of New Plymouth Deceased taken and apprised the 18 th 
Day of December 1675, by mr Thomas Cushman Leiftenant 
Jos (aw?/)* and serjeant Ephraim Tinkham ; and exhibited to 
the Court of his Ma tie h(worn) aforsaid the 8 th of March Ann 
Dom : 1675 , 76, on tne oata °f E(zvom)j 

Imp r : 1 yoake of oxen {worn) 

Item 4 Cowes {worn) 

Item 2 steers of 3 yeers and advantage {worn) 

Item 1 heiffer of 2 yeers and vantage {worn) 

Item the halfe of a Cow 20 s and the half {worn) 

Item halfe of a heiffer 12 s 6 d & halfe of {worn) 

Item 1 yeerlyDg heiffer {worn) 

Item 3 Calves {worn) 

Item a mare and Colt or else a D(wom) vallued att (worn) 

Item 1 mare 15 s and a yonge horse {worn) 

Item 59 sheep and lambes att six pou{worn) 

Item 7 sowes att 6 s apeece and 4 piggs {worn) 

Takling without Dores 
Item 1 winch for a Grindstone {worn) 

Item 1 Cart and wheeles with theire Iron worke with (worn) 
Item 1 Copp yeoke and one stinge yoake with theire Iron w{worn) 
Item 1 plow share with a Coulter and bee {worn) 
Item 1 Cart rope and halter {worn) 
Item 1 Draft Cheine 5 s 1 Iogg Cheine in 2 peeces {worn) 
Item a paire of hinges {worn) 
Item 1 auger and handsaw {worn) 
Item 1 Dunge forke & 2 pitch {worn) 
Item 2 hoes 1 spade 1 axe {worn) 
Item 1 hooke and exe ; and {worn) 
Item 1 hoop and a paire of p\nce{wom) 
Item 1 old Cow bell and old Iron {worn) 
Item 1 Gouge 6 d and one hechell {worn) 
Item 1 Stocke of bees 8 s — 1 augur g d =* 8 s = 9 J 

♦This must have been " Joseph Howland." 
fThis must have been " Elizabeth Cooke." 
X This item was written on the inside margin of the page. 



240 Jacob Cooke s Will a?id Inventory. 

[p. 3] in the house the outward rome 

Item 1 Tramell 4 s — 1 Tramell 3 s — 1 hanger i s 

Item 1 Iron kettle 9 s 1 Iron pott and pothookes 10 s 

Item 1 Iron pott 8 s with the pothookes to it 

Item 1 Great brasse kettle 12 s 1 Ditto lesser kettle 7 s 

Item 2 brasse skilletts and 1 old peece of brasse 

Item 1 fireslice 

Item 1 pewter platter 6 s — one pewter platter 5 s 6 d 

Item 1 Ditto 4 s — 1 Ditto 3 s 1 Ditto 3 s 

Item 1 Cracked pewter Dish 2 s 1 quart pott 3 s 

Item 1 pint pott 2 s 1 pint pott 1 beaker 1 Dram Cupp 1 

Item half e a Dozen of spoones 3 s halfe a Dozen of spoones 

2 s 6 d 
Item 1 frying pan and one peece of a Gridjron 1 old peece 

of a pewterbason 
Item 1 bread Grator 1 shill 2 milk pan 8 d 
Item 1 longe fowling peece 
Item 1 short Muskett 
Item 1 Carbine 10 s — 1 Rapier 12 s 
Item 1 backe sword 8 s — 1 spitt 3 s 6 d 
Item 1 smoothing box and heators 

Item 1 loome 15 s and the one halfe of 5 paire of Geers 15 s 
Item 6 pound of bulletts 2 homes with powder 
Item 1 Great Iron wedge i s 6 d 4 pailes 4 s 
Item 24 pound of woolen yearne 
Item 12 pound of woolen yerne and 1 pound of Cotten 

yearne 
Item 4 pound of fflax yearne 
Item 3 Chaires 4 s one Cradle I s 6 d 
Item 1 houer Glasse Q d 1 paire of sheep sheers i5 d 
Item 1 bible 4 s 1 Psalme book i s 6 d 4 old bookes 2 s 
Item 1 Curbe bridle 3 s 1 saddl io 5 1 pannell 8 s 
Item 1 sickle I s 1 hamer i s 



In the bed Chamber 
Imp r : 1 bed and a bolster 
Item 1 Green rugg and one white blankett 
Item 4 paire of sheets att 16 s a paire 
Item 2 old Chests & a box 

In the uper Chamber or loft 
Item 1 bed and bolster 
{worn) 1 blankett 8 s : 1 Green Rugg 5 s 
(worn)z<\ Rugge 5 s 1 blankett 6 s 
{worn) 

(worn) 1 bolster 1 pillow 5 s 
(«/<?/7z)rabouts of sheeps woole 13 s 6 d 
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241 



{worn) 5 s 
(worn)kQ 3 s 
(worn)l\o\\'Qs 6 s 

(worn) seive 3 s 6 d 
(worn)ne\\ 2 s 6 d 1 tubb 6 d 
(^r«)omas Lettices 

(worn) woole att 9 d pr pound is 
(worn) on 10 s 4 yard Cotton 9 s 4 d 



Apparrell 

(worn)i breeches and one paire of Drawers 15 s 

{worn) 

(worn)s 

(worn) 

(worn) 

(worn) 

[p. 4] Item 1 pewter Chamber pott 
Item 1 brake 3 s 1 paire of Cards i s 
Item 1 Iron Square 



Item Severall p r ticulars expended 
Item the onethird of 2 weathers 4 s 



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Debts owing to the testator 
Item from Caleb Cooke 
ffrom ffrancis Douce 

ffrom Samuell Dunham son of John Dunham 
ffrom John Dotey 

ffrom Nathaniell Wood allies Attwood 
ffrom John Bradford 
fFrom Jacob Cooke 



01 05 00 
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The surae of the estate is 104 16 03 



Debts owing by the Testator 
Item To Willam harlow 
To Thomas Lettice 
To Samuell Jenney 
To Joseph Wadsworth 
To Captaine Matthew ffuller 
To Doctor Samell ffuller 



01 00 00 
00 04 00 
00 04 00 

00 06 00 

01 00 00 
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242 Jacob Cooke s Will and Inve?itory. 

To the estate of Ester Cooke Deceased 02 12 04 

To Edward Gray 02 05 00 

To the estate of Willam Shurtlifle Deceased 00 10 o3 

To Gorge Watson 01 00 00 

To John Thompson 01 03 01 

To Gorge Bonum 00 05 00 

To Joseph howland 00 03 00 

To Robertt ffinney 00 03 06 

To fiunerall Charges 02 06 06 

Debts owing 13 10 01 
The Estate Debts Deducted is 091 00 02 



Wee are Informed that the Testator Died posessed of these lands as 
folio we th ; 

Imp r 1 Dwelling house with the out houses therunto standing and 

be (worn) upon his two lotts off land that lyeth on the southsyde 

of the smelt brooke {worn) the Towne of Plymouth with the 

additions therunto belonging; 
Alsoe 4 lift p T tes of a p'sell of lands and meddow, that were Injoyed by 

his Dece(ased) father ffrancis Cooke, lying and being in Rockey 

nooke ; in the said Towne of Pl(ymouth) 
Sixty acrees of upland lying att Moonponsett pond 
forty five acrees of upland lying att Winnetucksett Neare Richard 

Wrights lan(d) 
fifty acrees of upland lying att or neare the I (worn) (worn)nd(wom) 
Three acrees of salt Marsh Meddow lying att Pyney \>o(wor?i) 
Thirty acrees of Meddow more or lesse in three lotts ly'm(worn) 
Twelve Acrees of meddow lying att Winnatuxett; by the (worn) 
six acrees of Meddow with a smale p r sell of upland (worn) meddow 

lying att Winnatucksett ; 
Thirty Acrees of upland lying on the Norths (worn ) neare a place 

Called the woolfe trappe ; 
This Inventory was Attested (worn) Elizabeth Cooke this 8 coad * (worn) 

in open Court as 

Attests J (worn) 



• This was first written 2«>nd. Afterwards the 2 was made into 8 without changing the 
rest. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 243 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

( Continued from page 44.) 
[1757] 

Fryday June 24 th I was on the Covring Party in y e Woods 
again with L* Billings & Ins n Sumner in y e Fornoon I Took 
Several Comfortable Naps Had Some Pleasing Dreems — 

At Noon Ebenezer Oen that we Confind y e Day Before was 
Whipt 120 Lashes one of Capt. Putmons Men was Whipt 30 
Lashes Moses Cleavland Had 20 Lashes In y e afternoon Capt. 
Fitch Went out with Us But Soon Came in again I Spent Most 
of y e Afternoon with y e Carpenters &c — 

At Night Gen 11 Webb Arrivd Here — Serj* Giles & Serj fc 
Avery Came to our Tent In y e Evening 

y e 25 th In y e Morning I Made a Daily Report of y e Company 
&c About these Days I Read a Book which M r Langley Lent 
Me — Containing Seven Sermons on the Divinity of Christ By 
y e Right Reve d & Most Illustrious Count Zinzendorf Bishop of 
y e Moravion Church — 

Sermon I st Herrnhaag June 11 th 1741 Roma: 9 th 5 th 

Sermon 2 nd Marienborn June 18 th Hebrews 5 th 9 th 

Sermon 3 rd Rom : 14 th 9 th 

Sermon 4 th John I st 3 rd 

Sermon 5 th Ephe : 2 nd 14 th 15 th 

Sermon 6 th Ephe : 2 nd 20 th 

Sermon 7 th Hebrews I st 8 th 10 th 11 th 12 th 

This Day I Read y e Last of these Sermons &c — 

In y e Afternoon it Raind Vary Steady Jacob Andrus & Pride 
Treted &c — This Morning Capt : Putmon went out For 8 Days 
Scout Serjt Jackson went With Him &c. y e Night following 
Was Vary Wet & Cold 

Sunday y e 26 th It Raind the Fore Part of y e Day Serj 1 Giles 
Came to our Tent &c — In y e Afternoon I went to Meeting in 
y e Boston Camp & Hered a Sermon From Matthew 5 th I st 2 nd 
3 rd Then I went over to y e Garden Belo M r Bests there See 
Gen 11 Webb And a Number of other Gentlemen &c — 

ye 27th J Heard of U Watermans Going Home I Wrote a 
Letter to My Father Mentioning our Alarm of y e 10 Instant 
&c this Night I was Warnd for y e Line Guard 

y e 28 th In y e Morning U- Waterman went off for Home — I 
went upon Guard Waited on y e Gen 11 again a Vary Laisy Day 
I Had This Morning I Swopt Shoe Buckels with Corp 1 Tho s 
Andrus & Gave Him 3 s : 6 d To Boot — also I Bought a Pistal 
of a Mohog & Gave Him a Dollar for it — This Day One Bat- 



244 The Diary of Jabcz Fitch, Jr. 

talon of y e Royal Amaricans arrivd a About 400 of y e Greens 
with a Vary Curious Artilery I Had Considrable Discorc with 
one of y e Green Serj ts &c Also our Tents was all orderd out of 
y e Line and A Larg Fashean Battery Begun y e Artilery was 
Movd Into y e Line where we Movd From ■ — In y e Evening 
Before I was Dismisd I Se one of y e Roy 13 an Officer Meet a 
Young woman &c — 

y e 29 th In y e Morning I was Relievd as Usual — Then our 
Men Bought Larg Quantitys of Chees — about Noon our Tents 
was Pitch 4 according to M r Leslies Directions &c Toard Night 
I Toock a Wolk threw y e Boston Camp — This Day y e 35 th Reg 1 
Mustred and Had y e articles of war Read to them 

ye 20 th I Spent Cheefly in writing out orders &c In y e Even- 
ing I Toock a Walk with Sen* Comstick a Vary Pleasent Moon- 
shine Night. 

Fry day July y e I st 1757 In y e Morning I went over onto y e 
Green after Some Wood — Then I Wrote Some More Orders 

— This Day I Bought 3 lb of Chees off Corp 1 Walbridge for 3 s 
9 d — About Noon Serj* Elias Avery Came in From Capt : Put- 
mons Scout with Some Others & Brought News that they Had 
Had an Ingagement y e Night Before Neer y e Foils of Wood 
Crick &c There was Immediately A Party of about 300 Men 
Sent out Commanded By Gen 11 Lyman &c. After this Party 
was Gon I went over to M r Bests & Down Below y e Garden 
Got Some Acquaintance with Lieu* Nothrum Se Him Set off 
for Alboney then I Came Back into y e Camp & Soon after 
Capt : Putmon Came in with Most of His Scout But Some 
were Left Behind & Some Returnd Back with Gen 11 Lymans 
Scout — About Sun Set Corp 1 Brewster Came in with Sampson 
Shauket who were Sent of after Putmon's Fight to Bring in 
Some Wounded Men &c about this time y e Mohogs Brought in 
Two Scalps which they Got Near Crown Point &c. 

Capt : Putmons Scout went out Saturday June 25 th &c. they 
went to Wood Crick Falls Intending to Go over there & So 
toard East Bay But y e River was So Deep that they Could By 
No Means Crooss y e Crick Then they Turnd away westward & 
Traveld about 2 Miles & there Found a Conveanent Plais to 
Lay an Ambush By y e South Bay finding No other Plais Near 
where they Could Land By Reason of y e Drownded Lands & 
this Plais about 8 Rods wide — there they Lay 2 Days and 3 
Nights waiting for Some Party of y e Enimy Pasing y e Bay y e 
3 rd Night about Midnight there Came a Larg Party Vary rair 

— Putmons Party Being then all asleep Except y e Sentries But 
they Rallied as Soon as Possable So that they Had y e First fire 
Upon them — So they Ingaged about 3 Hours Having a Vary 
Fair Chains at y e Enimy But they Let None of them Land on 



Yarmouth , Mass., Vita! Records. 245 

this Side of the Bay — they Drove them all off Except those 
that were Kild & wounded — Putmon Had Noo Man Kild in 
the Ingagement But 3 Wounded who were afterward Lost Viz. 
Henry Shuntup of His own Company Jabez Jones of Capt : 
Fitchs & John Kennady of Capt :Slapps 

These wounded Men were Sent off with a Small Party & 
Brought Some Distance Toard Home But y e Party with them 
Being Tired Sent of Two Men to Go to y e Fort & Get Some 
Help But they Got Lost & were Detaind 2 Days — they that 
were Left with them Hid y e Wounded Men in a Valley & went 
Up onto a Mountain then they were Surprised By Hering a 
Dredfull Hollowing where they Left y e Men So they Made y e 
Best way Home &c Early in y e Morning Capt : Putmon Re- 
treted & Soon Met L 1 Harden with a Small Scout who acci- 
dentally Fired Upon then & wounded Elijah Swetland of Capt: 
Wellss Company So that He Died Soon after He Got in — So 
Capt : Putmon Lost 4 of His Scout as we Hered when Gen 11 
Lyman Returnd — Henry Shuntup was found Kild Jones & 
Kannady Soposd to Be Captivated 

(To be continued.) 



YARMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

( Continued from page jg.) 

[Vol. Ill, p. 10] (Regest)er of the names and (Beirths of the Children 

of Thoma)s and Elezabeth w(hilding) 
(Sam)uell whilding the son of (Thomas whi)lding was Borne upon the 

(worn) maye in the year : 1699 : 
marcy : whilding y e daughtuer of Tho(mas) whilding, was Born on the 

9 day of desember : 1701 : 
Thomas whilden the son of the abve sd Thomas & Elesebeth whilden 

was born the 15 day of desember 1702 : 
John whilden son of the above sd tomas & elisabeth whilden was borne 

the 21 st day of July in the yeare : 1 707 
Samuel Whilding : the son of Thomas and Elizabeth whilding : he was 

Borne one the 8 th day of May in the yeare of our lord 1 708 
Thankfull whilden was born in June 1715 
gershom Whilden he was born in november y e 9 day 11717: 
desiar Whilden y^ daughter of y e above named Thomas Whilden and his 

present wife Elisabeth Whilden : she was born on y first day 

of October in y e year of our lord : 1723 : 
Elisha whilden y e son of Thomas & Elisebeth whelden he was Bom 

November y e : 14 th 1707* 
* This was probably intended for 1727. 



246 Yarmouth, Mass.> Vital Records. 

Matthyas gorham the son of John and ann gorham of yarmouth he was 

born on the 18 day of desember in the yeare : 1706 : 
marcy gorham the daughter of John and ann gorham abve said she was 

borne one the 26 day of September in the yeare of our lord : 1708 : 
desiar gorham the daughter of John & ann gorham : she was born on 

the twenteth sixt day of august in the Yeare of our lord : 17 10 
Rose gorham the daughter of John & ann gorham : she was born on the 

ninteenth day of march in the Year of our lord : 1711/12 
Elisabeth gorham was born on the 27 th day of June : 17 14 
anne gorham was born on the : 12 th day of January : 17 16/17 
[p. 1 1] The Names : and Ages of the Children of Richard Taylar {worn) 
Richar Taylar his son was 25 yrs old the 9th of J (worn) 
meehittabell Taylar was 23 yrs old the 23 fo July 1677 
Kesia: Taylar : was 21 yers old the 18 of ffebury 1676 
Gesur : Taylar : was 18 yers old the 9th of may 1677 
Harma : Taylar .was 16 yers old the 17th of Septem'o 1677 
Elysha : Taylar . was 13 yers old the 10th of fTebry 1676 
Mary Taylar . was 10 yers old the 12th of June 167 (worn) 
Abygall Sevarnes the Daughter of Joseph Sevarnes borne in ya(rmouth) 

The nth of septembar 1676 
Marsey Sevarnes borne the ffirst of Marten 77 & 78 
Joseph Sevarnes borne the 20th of may 83 
The Names and Ages of the Children of Teeg Amarahow born in 

yarmo(uth) 
John Amarahow was 7 yr old the midell of ffebury 1672 
Samuel Amarahow 6 yr old the first of Aprill : 1673 
Mary Amarahow w r as 4 yr old the midell of flebry 1672 
Sarah Amarahow was 2 yr old the midell of may 1673 
Josia Amarahow was 5 yr old the ffirst of April 1678 
Johnathan Amarhow was 3 yr old the first of April 1678 
Marcy Amarahow was 1 yr old the 18 of march : 1677 & 78 
Experyence Amarahow she was 
The Names and Ages of the Children of Ma r Elysha Hedg and mary 

hedg born in yarmoth 
Elisabeth Hedg was a n yer old the last of Novmbr 1677 
wiliiam Hedg was 9 yrs old the last of Janury 1677 
Elysha & Mary Hedg was 7 yrs old the last of marten : 1678 
Samuell Hedg was 3 yrs old the 18th of June 1678 
John Hedg was 5 yrs old the 15 of Aprill 1678 
Sarh Hedg borne the 3 d of march 1677:8 
marcy hedge daughtur of the above said m r Elicha and mary Hedge : 

borne in September 1680 
Sasnnah : Hedge daughtuer of the above said Elicha & mary : Hedge 

borne in desember: 16 (worn) 
(T)homas Hedge son of the above said Elicha and mary Hedge : borne 

(worn) aprell (worn) 
(worn) daught(ur) of the above (worn) 
[p. 12] (worn) Gorom the Daughter of Jab is Gorom born the 23 of 

Desemb 1677 
Hanna b Dec 23 1677 d. in Bristol 1682 * 

* This entry is in a modern hand. 



Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 247 

(N)ames and Bearths of the Children of Anthony fTraye : borne in 

yarmoth 
(J)ohn ffraye borne the 28th of June : 167 1 
(T)homas ffray borne the nth of Novembr : 1673 
(w<?r«)nnah ffray borne the 20th of ocktobr 1676 
(worn) siar ffraye borne the Sth of Aprill 1678 
(Na)thanell ffray borne the 18th of June 1680 

Names and ages of the Children of Zachary Paddock born in yarm(oth) 
Ickabod was 17 yer old the 2 d of ffebry 1678 
Zack : Padock was 15 yr old the midell of Aprill 1679 
Elisabeth Padock was 13 yr old the first of August 1679 
John Padock was 10 yr old the 5th of May 1679 
Robertt Padock w T as 8 yr old the 17th of Janury 1678 
Joseph Padock was 4 yr old the 12th of septemb 1678 
Nathanell Padock was on yr old the 22th of septemb 1678 
Juda ; Paddock borne the 15th of Septemb 1681 
Danell Baker married to Elisabeth Chase the 2 7 of may 74 
Names and ages of the Children of Danell Baker : born in yarmouth 
Danell Baker was 4 yr old the midell of Aprill 1679 
Samuell Baker was 3 yr old the midell of ocktob 1679 
Elisabeth Baker 
Hanah Baker the daughter of the abve sd daniell beaker was bora in 

the year 1696 : 
Thankful baker was born {worn) 169S : 
(worn) a. baker was born in October 1 700 : 
(worn) of John Chase & Elesebeth Chese born in Yarmouth 
(worn) (C)h(a)se (w)as 4 yr old the 6th of Aprell 1679 
[p. 13] (worn) of march 16 (worn) 
(Reges)ter of the names and Beirth(s of the Children of Th)omas and 

Abigail Sturges as followe(th) 
(worn) : Sturges the daughtuer of the abo(ve named Thoma)s and 

Abigail, was borne upon the : (worn)y : i63i : 
(worn)h sturges the daughtuer of (the above) named Thomas and 

Abigail : was bor(ne) (fou)rth * daye of juley : 1683 : 
Edward Sturges the Son of the said Th(omas; and Abigail : was borne 

upon the : 10 th : of des (ember) in the year : 1684 : 
Thomas Sturges the Son of the: above n(amed) Thomas and Abigail 

Sturges : was borne upon (the) 4 th daye of Aprell : 1686 : 
hannah Sturges the daughtur of the abov(e) named Thomas and Abigail : 

was borne up (on) the : 18 th : day of desember : 1687 : 
John : Sturges the son of the above named Tho(mas) and Abigail was 

Borne upon: 2 th : day of desem(ber) in the yeare of our lord 

1690 
Elesabeth : Sturges the daughtuer of the above named Thomas and 

Abigail : was Borne upon th(e) 25 th daye of desember : 1692 : 
The said Thomas and Abigail have Buryed foure Children in ther In- 

fencey: tow of th(em) ware twines: before the date of this: 

ma.(worn) 1693 : 

» The space shows that this cannot be " twenty-fourth." 



248 Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 

(A)bigall Sturges the daughtuer of the above named Thomas and Abi- 
gail was borne upon the : 28 th : daye of October in the year of our 

lord : 1694 : 
(T) nomas Sturges and Abigail above said had a son borne dead a(nd) 

that aboute the : 20 th : day of maye : 1696 
(T)hankfull Sturges the daughtur of Thomas & Abig(all w)as Borne 

upon the eaighten day of march : 1697 
(#w«)nah: Sturges the daughtur of Thomas and Abigail (Stu)rges 

was Born upon the : foretenth day of January : 1699 
(The) said Thomas & Abegorl Sturges had a son Born dead in 

(worn) ay : 1702 : 
(The) above was recorded : per me : John miller : dark 
[p. 14] (Regester of t)he names and Burthes of (the children of 

Samuell and) Elesabeth Beery: as (*) : 
{worn) (B)eery the daughtur of Samuell and El(esabeth) Beery was 

Borne the : 19 th : Jenuary : 16S2 : 
(E)lesabeth: Beery the daughtur of said Samu(ell and Elesabeth 

B) eery : -was Borne the : 21 : day of desember : 16 (zoom) 
(P)acance : Beery the daughtur of Samuell & (Elesabeth) Beery: 

Borne the : 22 : day of June : 1687 
John : Beery the son of Samuell and : Elesabeth Bee(ry) was Borne the : 

9 th : of July : 1689 : 
Samuell: Beery: the Son of Samuell Beery & Elesa(beth) was Borne 

in November : 1 69 1 : 
Desier : Beery the daughtur of Samuell : <Sc Elezeb(eth) Beery was Borne : 

29 : daye of June : 1694 

Recorded : per John Miller : 
Yarmouth July the : 3 rd : 1707 : the naems and aege of the Children of 

Jeremiah (and) Saray oceley as fowloeth : 
Sarah oceiley the daughter of the above sd (Jeremiah) and Sarah : She 

was borne the 17 th day of September in the yeare : 16 (worn) 
Jeremiah oceiley he was borne the last day of June in the year (worn) 
Joseph oceiley he was borne the 1 1 day of aprill in the year (worn) 
John oceiley he was borne the midel of may in the yeare : 1695 : 
Eliezer oceiley he was borne in march in the year of our lord 1696 : 7 
Seth oceiley he was borne the later end of July in the year : (worn) 
Amos oceiley he was borne the last day of march in the year : 1 70 (worn) 
Hanah ocelly she was borne in march in the yeare : 1 705 
[P- *5] (Jo)hn (oke)lia the Son of John an Bashrua okel(ia) was 

Borne the twelfe daye of October in the year : 1692 : 
Jasper: Sturges: the Son of Joseph and Hoope Sturges was (b)orne 

upon the fierst day of Aprill : 1694 : 
(T)emprance Sturges the daughtur of the above said (Jo)seph and 

Hoope Sturges: was borne upon the sixte (d)ay of September: 

1696 : 
(T)he above named Temprance Sturges the daughtur of the abve 

named Joseph and hope Sturges died upon the twenty fierst day of 

Novmber : 1696 

* Illegible. 



Reports from State Societies. 249 

Thankfull Sturges the daughtur of Joseph and Hope (S)t(u)rges was 

Borne upon fiftenth day of Juley 1698 : 
(H)annah Sturges the daughter of Joseph and Hope (Stur)ges was 

Borne upon y e : 30 th : day of July : 1701 : 
{worn) Sturges the dafter of Joseph Sturges & his wife hoap : (was) 

borne on the fifteenth day of January : 1704/5 

( To be continued?) 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

Donations to the Library. 

"The Spanish Archives of California," from the author, Mr. Zoeth S. 
Eldredge. 

"The Macdonough-Hackstaff Ancestry," from the author, Mr. Rodney 
Macdonough. 

" Register of the Lynn Historical Society, 1900-1901," from Mr. Nathan 
M. Hawkes. 

" Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Register 
for 1901," from the Society. 

" List of Members of the Society of The Colonial Dames of the State of 
New York, 1901," from Miss Margaret Middleton. 

" The Journal of William JefFeray, Gentleman," u More Seven Club Tales," 
and " Philip and Philippa," all from the author, Mr. John Osborne Austin. 

Framed engraving of P. F. RothermePs painting of the Landing of the 
Pilgrims. India proof signed by the engraver, Joseph Andrews. From 
Mr. John Alden Daniels. 

"Report of the State Librarian (Conn.)," 1900; also "Register and 
Manual of the State of Connecticut, 1901 "; both from Mr. George S. God- 
ard, State Librarian. 

" Catalogue of the Colburn Collection of Portraits and Autographs," from 
the Bostonian Society. 

"Record of the Higgins Family," from Mrs. Mary B. Higgias. 

" A Bit of Ames Genealogy," from the compiler, Mr. Fisher Ames. 

" Amesbury Records, 1638-1900," from Mrs. Jacob R. Huntington. 

Members Elected. 
July 19, 1901. 

670. Edward Payson Bates, Boston, tenth from William Brewster. 

671. William Jenness Wilcox, Boston, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, seventh 

from Gyles Hopkins. 
072. Mrs. Charles Gilbert Wheeler, Chicago, III., tenth from William Brew- 
ster. 

673. Henry Til ton Coe, Boston, ninth from John Alden. 

674. Mrs. Henry Tilton Coe, Boston, ninth from Myles Standish. 



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250 Reports from State Societies. 

September 5, 1901. 

675. George Andrews Moriarty, Jr., Newport, R. I., eleventh from Richard 

Warren. 

676. William Harry ShurtlefF, Portland, Me., eighth from John Alden. 

677. Mrs. Cyrus Henry Cook, Concord, ninth from Richard Warren. 

678. Miss Julia Cornelia Vaill, Portland, Me., ninth from John Alden. 

679. Daniel Cushman, Kingston, seventh from Isaac Allerton, sixth from 

Mary Allerton. 
6S0. Edward Griswold Vaill, Portland, Me., ninth from John Alden. 
681. John Oviatt DeWolf, Cambridge, eleventh from William Brewster. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
September, 1901. 

in. Miss Amy W. Alden, tenth from John Alden. 
635. Mrs. Edward H. Nichols, ninth from Richard Warren. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
September 18, 1901. 

662. Mrs. Gardner Morse, New Haven, Conn., eighth from Francis Cooke. 

663. Arthur Noel Wurts Terry, New York, eighth from William Bradford. 

664. Newcomb Cushman Barney, New York, eighth from Isaac Allerton, 

seventh from Mary Allerton. 

665. Robert Buckland Cone, New York, tenth from Stephen Hopkins, ninth 

from Constance Hopkins. 

666. Mrs. William Augustus Whittlesey, Pittsfield, Mass., seventh from 

Richard Warren. 



CONNECTICUT SOCIETY. 

The Sixth Annual Meeting was held in the Parish House of the First 
Church of Christ, New London, on Monday, September 16, 1901. After the 
business meeting Hon. Lyman D. Brewster, Governor of the Society, read a 
paper on Elder William Brewster. The following officers were elected for the 
year 1 901-1902 : 

Governor, Lyman Denison Brewster. 

Deputy Governor, Charles E. Gross. 

Captain, Royal Bird Bradford. 

Secretary, Nathan Holt Smith. 

Treasurer, Gilbert Smith Raymond. 

Historian, Edwin Allston Hill. 

Elder, Rev. James Gibson Johnson, D.D. 

Assistants, William M. Stark, Mrs. Catherine A. Dudlev Bramble, 

Miss Elizabeth M. Browne, Mrs. George D. Whittle- 
sey, Mrs. Mary L. B. Branch, Percy Coe Eggleston, 
Mrs. Stephen A. Gardner. 

Members Elected. 
August 22, 1 90 1. 

225. Andrew Fitch Bromley, New Britain, eighth from William Bradford. 

226. Herbert Louis Crandall, New London, eighth from John Howland. 



Reports from State Societies. 251 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
June 19, 1901. 
135. Levi Ellmaker Waller, Wilkes Barre, ninth from William Brewster. 



OHIO SOCIETY. 
Member Elected. 



June 12, 1901. 
42. Mrs. James Creelman, New York, N. Y., ninth from William Bradford. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
August 30, 1 90 1. 

116. George Lansing Raymond, Washington, seventh from Edward Doty. 

117. Mrs. Thomas Frederick Slater, Chester, Conn., ninth from William 

Brewster. 

118. Mrs. George C. Cook, Woodside, Md., eighth from William Bradford. 



NEW JERSEY SOCIETY. 

The organization of the Society was completed February 7, 190 1, by the 
election of the following officers: Governor, Mason Whiting Tyler; Cap- 
tain, Benjamin Shepard ; Elder, Rev. Charles Augustus Brewster ; Treasurer, 
Elijah Thompson Farnham ; Surgeon, William Gray Schaurrler ; Assistants, 
Leander N. Lovell, Asa Lansford Foster, Charles Arndt Dunham, Mrs. 
Joseph Henry Oglesby, Mrs. Charles Borcherling, Mrs. Charles Arthur 
Greene, Mrs. Jared K. Myers. 

On Tuesday, February 12, 1901, the Society was entertained at luncheon 
by its Historian, Mr. Alden Freeman, at the Essex County Country Club, 
Orange. 

On Saturday, May 11, 1901, the Society was entertained at luncheon by its 
Governor, Col. Mason Whiting Tyler, at the Casino, Plainfield. 

Members Elected. 
May 3, 1901. 

21. Mrs. David Hall Rowland, Plainfield, tenth from Edward Fuller, ninth 

from Samuel Fuller. 

22. Rev. Charles Augustus Brewster, Orange City, Florida, eighth from 

William Brewster, seventh from Love Brewster. 

23. Charles Arndt Dunham, New Brunswick, tenth from Edward Fuller, 

ninth from Samuel Fuller. 
74. Henry Hertel Truman, Orange, eighth from William Brewster. 

25. Mrs. Isaac Peace Rodman, Orange, ninth from John Howland. 

26. William Gray Schaurrler, M.D., Lakewood, eleventh from Stephen Hop- 

kins, tenth from Gyles Hopkins. 

27. Mrs. Thomas Reed Bridges, Newark, tenth from John Alden. 



252 Reports from State Societies. 



WISCONSIN SOCIETY. 

At a meeting of the General Board of Assistants, held on February 8, 1901, 
a charter for a Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Wisconsin 
was granted to William Wolcott Strong, Mrs. Arnold Gregory, xMrs. James 
Sidney Peck, Mrs. Edward Perrin Vilas, Mrs. William B. Way, Mrs. Edmund 
C. Gray, Miss Lillian Minnie Way, Miss Edith Gifford, Mrs. Jonathan F. 
Peirce, Mrs. Horace A. J. Upham, Howard Greene, Mrs. Frank Williams 
Hoyt, Miss Mary Louise Atwood, Mrs. Ogden Hoffman Fethers, Mrs. George 
Edward McDill, George W. Taylor, Mrs. Frank E. Fellows, Miss Mary 
Louisa Peterson, Miss Katharine Hayes Peck, Mrs. Edwin Hubbard Van 
Ostrand, Mrs. Frank Mason Hoyt, Miss Catharine Reed Fifield, Mrs Garrett 
Beekman Van Pelt, George Arthur Harlow, M.D., Mrs. Frank Sherer, Mrs. 
Charles Leavitt Fifield, Mrs. James Sampson Fifield, Miss Lizzie Ella Cowles. 
Mrs. Ellen Clarindia Kneeland Sexton. 

The following omcers have been elected: Governor, Mrs. James S. Peck; 
Deputy Governor, Mrs. Ogden H. Fethers ; Secretary, Mrs. Edward P. Vilas ; 
Treasurer, Mrs. Edmund C. Gray; Historian, Miss Mary L. Atwood; Assist- 
ants, William W. Strong, George W. Taylor, Howard Greene, George A. 
Harlow, M. D., Mrs. Horace A. J. Upham, Miss Edith L. Gifford, Miss 
Mary L. Peterson. 

Members Elected. 
May 25, 1901. 

30. John William Peterson Lombard, Milwaukee, eighth from Stephen 
Hopkins, seventh from Constance Hopkins. 

Seplernber*30, 1901. 

31 . Charles Atwood Vilas, Milwaukee, tenth in descent from Richard Warren. 



RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY. 

At the meeting of the General Board of Assistants held on February S, 
1901, a charter for a Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode 
Island and Providence Plantations was granted to Wilfred Harold Munro, 
George Corlis Nightingale, Asa Clinton Crowell, Hunter Carson White, Jr.. 
Mrs. Hunter Carson White, Miss Grace Woods Slocum, Walter Lee Munro. 
M.D., William Howard Doane, Mrs. William Howard Doane, Miss Ida Frances 
Doane, Mrs. Charles Ray Brayton, George Thomas Hart, Miss Marguerite 
Treat Doane, Mrs. Charles Warren Lippitt, Mrs. Edward Lewis Adams, Miss 
Edith May Tilley, Mrs. Thomas A. Lawton, Miss Anne Cooke Cushin^. 
Mrs. Jonathan Russell Bullock, Mrs. Philander Jenckes Thomas, Mrs. Henry 
W. Wilkinson. 

At a meeting of the charter members held February 15, 1901, the Society 
was organized, and the following omcers were elected: Governor, Wilfred H. 
Munro ; Deputy Governor, Asa C. Crowell ; Secretary and Treasurer, George 
C. Nightingale; Historian, George T. Hart; Captain, Hunter C. White, Jr.; 
Surgeon, Walter L. Munro, M.D. ; Assistants, Mrs. Charles W. Lippitt. 
Mrs. Jonathan R. Bullock, William H. Doane, Miss Grace W. Slocum, Miss 
Edith M. Tilley. 

Members Elected. 
April 24, 1 901. 

22. Mrs. Wilfred H. Munro, Providence, eighth from Richard Warren. 

23. Rev. Daniel Goodwin, East Greenwich, eighth from Richard Warren. 
May 29, 1901. 

24. Hiram Hart, Providence, seventh from Richard Warren. 



Pilgrim Notes a?id Queries. 253 

25. Miss Jeanne tte Davis Nightingale, Providence, ninth from John Alden. 

26. Miss Mary Greene Nightingale, Providence, ninth from John Alden. 

August 10, 1901. 

27. Charles Henry Warren, Providence, seventh from Richard Warren. 

28. Fletcher Stone Mason, Providence, ninth from Richard Warren. 



MICHIGAN SOCIETY. 

At a meeting of the General Board of Assistants, held on February 8, 
1901, a charter for a Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Michi- 
gan was granted to Charles Dana Standish, Joshua Edward Howard, Charles 
Wellman Hitchcock, Mrs. Lyman Hayden Baldwin, Mrs. H. H. H. Crapo- 
Smith, Mrs. William A. Butier, Jr., Mrs. Austin Yates Ladue, Miss Helen 
Elizabeth Keep, Joseph Sumner Rogers, Lewis LeBaron Goodwin, Miss 
Jessie C. Chase, Mrs. John Bradshaw Howarth, Ralph Stone, Theodore Otis 
Leonard, Mrs. David D. Cady, Miss Mabel Henri Cady, Mrs. Georgiana W. 
Owen, Miss Margaret F. Van Cleve, Mrs. William H. Webster, Mark Lyman 
Vining, James Dudley Hawks, Mrs. Emma Farweil Jewett, Paul A. L. Doty, 
Mrs. Frank Virgil Davis, Mrs. Frederick A. Nims. 

At a meeting of the charter members, held at the Russell House, Detroit, 
on February 19, 1901, the Society was organized, and the following omcers 
were elected: Governor, James D. Hawks; Deputy Governor, Joseph S. 
Rogers; Secretary, Mrs. Lyman H. Baldwin; Treasurer, Mrs. Austin Y. 
Ladue; Historian, Joshua E. Howard; Assistants, Mrs. H. H. H. Crapo- 
Smith, Mrs. David D. Cady, Charles D. Standish, Ralph Stone. 

Members Elected. 
September 4, 1901, 

26. Wareham Strong Baldwin, Detroit, tenth from James Chilton, ninth 

from Mary Chilton. 

27. Miss Alice Cooke Hawks. Detroit, ninth from Isaac Allerton, eighth 
from Remember Allerton. 

28. Mrs. Nathaniel W. W'ebber, Detroit, eighth from William Brewster. 



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tain a full account of the work being done under the direction of the Massa- 
chusetts Society's Committee on Historical Research. This is without 
question the most comprehensive genealogical work ever undertaken, as it 
will eventually include every descendant, in all male and female branches, of 
every Mayflower passenger. This exhaustive research and the complete in- 
dexes now being made of every name found in the Plymouth Colony Wills 
and Deeds, the Plymouth County Wills and Deeds and other such unpub- 
lished records will "prove of incalculable value not only to all Mayflower 
Descendants but to all whose ancestors settled in any part of the Old Colony. 

The work is progressing slowly, owing to the lack of funds to defray the 
expense of the searches and the indexing. The Committee on Historical 
Research desires to raise at least $2000.00 to use in carrying on this work 
during the coming year, and several contributions of $100.00 each have been 
promised (some of them conditional on the whole sum being raised). 

The following amounts have already been received : Harry Ward Skerry, 
M.D., $100.00; Nathaniel C. Nash, $100.00; Edward L. Parker, $100.00; 
Henry Southworth Shaw, $100.00; Mrs. C. Howard Coiket, $10.00; Miss 
Mary S. Clark, $6.00; Miss Sarah L. Clark, $6.00; Mrs. Hunter C. White, 
$5.00; Mrs. Joseph H. Tyler, $5.00; Miss Mary Rivers, $3.00; Mrs. Ella 
G. S. Pease, $2.00; Horace H. Soule, Jr., $2.00; Total, $439.00. 

Mary* Rogers (John 1 ). In "John Rogers of Marshfield" (pp. 15, 16) 
it is said that Mary 1 Rogers {John 1 ) married John Rouse, Jr., in 1666 and 
died soon after, without issue; on page 15 is mentioned a receipt of Mary's 
sister, Ann (Rogers) (Russell) Hudson to her brother John 2 Rogers for her 
portion of their father's estate. This receipt, dated 4 February, 1674/5, is 
recorded in the Plymouth Colony Deeds, Volume IV, page 39, and on the 
same page of the original records, but evidently overlooked by the compiler 
of the genealogy, is found the following receipt, which shows that Mary was 
alive on 13/23 November, 1674, and was the wife of Nathaniel Fox. Joha 
Rouse, Jr., was then living, and two months later, 13/23 January, 1674/5, 
he married Elizabeth 2 Doty (Edward 1 ). 

This receipt is of especial interest as it also disproves the claim that Mary' 
Rogers (John 1 ) was the Mary Rogers who married John 1 Phinney (John 1 .) 
The latter's wife was Mary 3 Rogers (Joseph 2 , Thomas 1 ). 

To all people to whom these p r sents shall Come Nathaniel: ffox and Mary 
his wife sendeth Greet &c Wheras John Rogers late of Marshfeild Deceased, 
by his Last will and Testament in writing, Did Give and bequeath unto his 
Daughter the said Mary ffox by the Name of Mary Rogers ; the sume of ten 
pounds sterling; To be payed by his son John Rogers; when hee shouid 
come to Injoy the land wheron hee the said, John Rogers now liveth ; and 
alsoe by his said last Will. ; and Testament, Did Give unto his said Daughter 
Mary one yeerling; as by the said Last will and Testament more fully appeer- 
eth ; Now know yee that wee the said Nathaniell ffox and Mary ffox have 
received the said Ten pounds sterling and alsoe full satisfaction for the sa:a 
yeerling from our brother the said John Rogers according to the will and 
bequest of the said John Rogers Deceased, mensioned in his said last will 
and Testament wherwith wee Doe acknowlidg ourselves to be fully satisfye-.l 
Contented and payed ; and therof by these p r sents Doe release acquitt and 



Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 255 

Discharge ; the said John Rogers his heires executors and Adminnestrator(s) 
for ever; In witnes wherof the said Nathaniel ; and Mary ffox have heerunto 
sett our hands and seales the 13 th Day of November, in the yeer of our Lord 
one Thousand six hundred seaventy and foure 1674 

Signed sealed and Delivered The marke of Nathaniell ffox 

in the p r sence of us The marke of Mary ffox 

John Briggs theire (seales) 

Timothy White theire (seales) 

The Only Mayflower Gravestone. When this article was written it 
was expected that plans for marking the spot and caring for the group of 
stones would be completed in time to announce them in this department, but 
this has been found impossible. 



Queries. 

\_Queries are inserted for Subscribers only, and are strictly limited to Pil- 
grim lines. Those which can be answered by study of printed records, gene- 
alogies, &>c., cannot be inserted. Answers must be sent to the Editor, for 
publication in later issues.] 

42. Winslow. In Lincoln County, Maine, in 1752, were Edward Win- 
slow, Joseph Winslow, John Winslow, Nathaniel Winslow, Nathaniel 
Winslow, Jr., Kenelm Winslow, Elisha Winslow (Mass. Archives 116: 
263-274). On January 9, 1776, Martha Winslow of Bristol, Me., married 
Thomas Stewart; was she descended from either of the Winslows named? 
Who were the parents of her husband? * * * 

43. Soule. George Soule's will [Ante, II: 81] mentions lands given to 
daughters Elizabeth {wife of Francis Walker) and Patience (wife of John 
Haskell), and gives to daughters Susanna and Mary {wife of John Peterson) 
twelve pence each. This small bequest, with the fact that deeds prove the 
marriages of the other three daughters, indicates that Susanna also had married 
and received her portion. Whom did she marry? Were there any children? 



Answer to Query. 

[Answers which present record evidence of the accuracy of each statement 
made will be printed, and credit givett to the correspondent.] 

10. Thomson-Reed. The will of Lieut. John Thomson mentions his 
daughter Esther Reed but does not give her husband's name. Some writers 
have claimed that she married William Reed, others that her husband's name 
was Jonathan. The latter name is given in kt Descendants of John Thom- 
son " which prints the will in full. Immediately following the will in the 
original records is an agreement between the heirs which contains the fol- 
lowing expressions: " . . . . whereas our Honoured ffather John Tom- 
son .... we his children whose names are under written our 

loving mother. " One of those " whose names are under written " is William 
Reed. He must, therefore, have been the husband of Esther (Thomson) 
Reed. We shall print Lieut. John Thomson's will and inventory and the 
agreement in the January number. 



256 The Mayflower Descendant in 1Q02* 



THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT IN \ 902. 

Some of the Important Features in Preparation for Volume IV. 

The Mayflower Genealogies: 

Francis Cooke and His Descendants {Continued from Vol. Ill) ; 
Richard Warren and His Descendants {Continued from Vol. Ill) ; 
Stephen Hopkins and His Descendants; 
William Bradford and His Descendants ; 
William Brewster and His Descendants ; 
George Souie and His Descendants. 

Vital Records {Births, Marriages and Deaths") Begun in Volumes I, 
II and III: 

Barnstable Halifax Plymouth 

Bridgewater Harwich Plympton 

Dartmouth Marshfield Scituate 

Eastham and Orleans Middleborough Yarmouth 

Probate and Land Records Begun in Volumes I, II and III : 
Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories ; 
Plymouth Colony Deeds ; 
Barnstable County Probate Records. 

Wills, Inventories and Settlements of Estates: 
Governor Edward Winslow's Will {Illustrated) ; 
Major W T illiam Bradford's Will and Inventory ; 
Elder Thomas Cushman's Will and Inventory; 
Joseph 2 Warren's Will and Inventory : 
Andrew Ring's Will and Inventory {Illustrated) ; 
Thomas Little's Will and Inventory ; 

Lieutenant John Thompson's Will and Inventory, and Agreement of Heirs; 
Captain John Gorham's and Desire (Howland) Gorham's Settiements 

{Illustrated) ; 
John Bass's Will and Inventory; 
Experience Mitchell's Will and Inventory; 
Anthony Snow's Will and Inventory {Illustrated). 

Miscellaneous : 

Phineas Pratt of Plymouth and Charlestown {Illustrated) \ 

The Brewster Eook (Continued) ; 

The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) ; 

Deed of John 2 Doty (Illustrated) ; 

Private Family Records (Illustrated) ; 

Pilgrim Notes and Queries ; 

Reports from State Societies ; 

Depositions. 

Illustrations: 

Each number will contain at least one full-page half-tone illustration (Vol- 
umes I, II and III contain twenty-one such illustrations). 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



ABELL, Robert, 227 

mrs. Edward Lewis, 252 

mrs. Edward Livingston, 57, 58 

Harriet Lawrence, 124 

J. McGregor, 62 

John, 226 

Am| David ' 216 
Deborah, 216 
Elizabeth, 216 
Hannah, 216 
John, 216 
Judah, 219 
Mary, 216 
Susanna, 216 
Thomas, 216 
Timothy, 216 

aSKb }«**»* 

Amy W„ 250 
Daniel, 142 
David, 11 

Ebenezer, 9, 234 

Eleazer, 142 

George Adeibert, 58 

Hannah, 85, 142, 143,234 

Hattie Lucinda, 63, 127 

Isaac, 9 

Jemima, 9 

John, 10, 11, 58-61, 63, 64, 85, 100, 120, 

121, I24-I27, I56, I90, I9I, 234, 
249-25I, 253 

Jonathan, io, 11, 143 

Joseph, 11, 85, 142, 143 

Mary, 9, 11, 142 

Meh'itable, 9, 143 

Mercy, 9 

PrisciUa, 11 

Ruth, 11 

Samuel, 143 

Sarah, 9, 11 

Seth, 143 
Alderson, Victor Clifton, 62 
Allen ) 

ALLIN > Abigail, 86 
ALLYN ) 

Alice Carpenter, 124 

Augusta M., 136 

Eethiah, 9 

Betsy, 135, 136 

Charles E., 135, 136 

Daniel, 176, 177 

Dinah, 218 

Elijah, 135, 136 

Elisha.9 

Ehzabeth, 12, 218 

Francis, 176 



Francis Olcott, 61 



Allen 
Allin 
Allyn 
cont'd. 

Francis Richmond, 58 

Hamilton, 135, 136 

Hannah, 135, 136, 218 

Henry O., 136 

Hollis F„ 135, 136 

Increase, 218 

Jenette S., 136 

Jedediah, 218 

John, 38, 227 

Joseph, 12 

Joshua, 38 

Maria, 135, 136 

Maria S., 136 

Mary, 12, 85, 86, 176, 218 N 

Mehitable, 9 

Nathaniel, 9, 85, 86 

Nettie A., 136 

Oliver, 135. 136 

Philabe, 135, 136 

Rachel, 218 

Reuben, 135, 136 

Samuel, 135, 136 

Sewall Charles, 124, 135, 136 

Susanna, 135-137, 2i8~ 

William, 135, 136, 202 

AldertSn} Isaac, 28, 60,97,190,250,253 
John, 46 
Mary, 250 
Remember, 190, 253 
Samuel Waters, 62 
Walter S., 60 

Allyn, see Allen 
ALMY, John, 109 

John, 38, 246 
Jonathan, 246 
Josiah, 246 
Mary, 38, 246 
Mercy, 246 
Samuel, 38, 246 
Sarah, 246 
Teeg, 38, 246 
AMES, mrs. Adeibert, 125 
Bettie, 143 
Ebenezer, 143 
Elizabeth, 10 
Fisher, 124, 249 
John, 10 
Joseph, 143 
Mary, 143 
Nathan, 143 
Nathaniel, 143 
Sarah, 10, 143 



258 



Index of Persons. 



Ames \ Q . T< „ 
contd. \ Seth ' I4 3 

Solomon, 7, 143 

Susanna, 143 

Thomas, 143 

Andrews, . 83 

Henry, 39, 40 
James, 134 
Joseph, 249 
ANDRL'S, Jacob, 243 
Thomas, 243 

Annable \ . 

ANABLE } Anna .72 

Anthony, 160 

Desire, 52 

Hannah, 51 
Anthony, Silas Reed. 58 
ARNOLD, mrs. George Francis, 58 

Samuel, 187 
ASPINWALL, Algernon Aikin, 63 

£S32£> }-«*>**» ' 

Eleazer, 179 

John, 100, 108 

"Mary Louise, 252 

Nathaniel, 24.1 
AUSTIN, John Osborne, 249 
Avery, Eiias, 244 

Frank Montgomery, 61 

Helen M., 61 

sergeant, 243 

Bachaller, William, 158 
Backus , Brady Electus, 59 

J. Bayard, 59 
Bacon, Anna, 72 

Benjamin, 72 

Daniel, 72 

Gorham, 59 

Jabez, 72 

John, 72 

Mary, 150 

Mercy, 72 

Nathaniel, 72, 215 

Patience, 72 
Bail, mrs. George W., 190 
Ba!LHache, mrs. Preston Heath, 63 
Bailey ) . . tT 
Bayly }J ohn .4* 

Lydia, 118 

Mary. 118 
Baker | ., . ., 
Beaker } Abl * al1 ' 7* 

Anna, 72 

Benney, 72 

Daniel, 247 

Eleanor, 132 

Elizabeth, 72, 247 

Grace, 72 

Hannah, 72, 247 

John, 72 

Mary, 72 

Mehitable, 72 

Mercy, 72 

Nathaniel, 72 

Nicholas, 72 

Rebecca, 72 

Samuel, 72, 247 

Sarah, 72 

Thankful, 72, 247 



BALDWIN, mrs. Lyman Hayden, 253 
Wareham Strong, 253 

BANSL} Etord ' 108 ' 168 

John, 69 

John Kendrick, 59 

Joshua, 178 
Barber, Elizabeth, 165 
Barden, Abraham, 51, 232 

Anna, 51 

Deborah, 51 

Elizabeth, 232 

Isaac, 232 

Jacob, 232 

John, 9, 51 

Joseph, 51, 232 

Mary, 9, 232 

Mercy, 51 

Sarah, 232 

Stephen, 51 

William, 51 
Barker, Anne, 52, 109, 128 

Deborah, 51 

Desire, 52 

mrs. Edward Tobey, 58 

Hannah, 52 

Isaac, 215 

Jabez, 219 

John, 52, 109, 128 

Judith, 204, 205 

Mary, 128 
Barlow, Ebenezer, 91 

Rachel, 91 

£SSS, } J— ■'»•=* ^ 

Lydia, 112, 117 
Barnes. John, 108, no 
Barney, Newcomb Cushman, 250 
Barrows, Francis, 84 

Harry Attwood, 63 

Mary, 93 

Mercy, 84, 85 

Moses, 93 

Robert, 84 

Samuel, 84,85 

Seth, 93 

Sylvanus, 85 

IH^l? 1, } Benjamin, xo6, nx, 116 

Cecilia, 116 

Charles, 126 

Elizabeth, ill, 116 

Hannah, 14, 116 

Ichabod, 14 

Jerusha, 14 

Joseph, 106, 112-116 

Lydia, 109, 112, 117 

Mary, 50, 51, icb, 107, 109, in, 113-113 

Mercy, 14, 109, ill, 117 

Rebecca, 106, 109, 116 

Robert, 47-49, 51, 106-116 

Sarah, no, 116 

Susanna, 116 
Bass, John, 11, 256 

Ruth, 11 

Bassett ) 

Basset ) • 7I 

Hannah, 181 

Mary, 9, 186 

William, 9, 176, 177, 183-186, 202 



Index of Persons. 



259 



Bates, Desire, 117 

Edsel, 117 

Edward Payson, 249 

Hannah, 118 

John L., 57 

Levi, 118 

BEACHAM, , 83 

Bearce ] 

Bears 

Berse \ Abia, 31, 94 

Bers 

Bars J 

Abigail, 72 

Andrew, 31, 92 

Augustine, 71 

Austin, 31, 94 

Benjamin, 71 

Bethiah,7i 

Betty, 32 

Daniel, 72 

David, 71 

Ebenezer,7i, 72 

Elinor, 72 

Elizabeth, 71, 72, 157 

Gideon, 92 

Hannah, 31, 92 

Hezekiah, 92 

Jabez, 32 

Jacob, 92 

James, 94 

Jesse, 71 

John, 72, 92 

Joseph, 31,71, 92 

Lois, 31 

Lucy, 32 

Lydia, 72 

Margaret, 31 

Martha, 71 

Mial, 32, 94, 157 

Peter. 71 

Prisciila, 71 

Rebecca, 72 

Ruth, 31 

Samuel, 71 

Sarah, 71, 92 

Shubael, 92, 165 

Stephen, 72 

Thankful, 71, 92, 165 

Thomas, 92 

William, 31 

Zebulun, 31 
BECKLY, Richard, 74 
Bell, Edna, 60 
Bendall, Free Grace, 133, 134 

ISSEE. }=*■»•*.» ' 

Hannah, 37 
John, 37 
Joseph, 37 
Mercy, 37 
BKNNET, Anna, 84 
Arthur, 234 
Jael, 86 
Jedediab.,85 
Joanna, 85, 86, 234 
Joseph, 85, 86, 234 
Nathan, 234 
Peter, 84-86, 234 
Priscil'a, 85, 86, 234 
Timothy, 86 



Berry) 

BERY \ ,37 

Bkery J 

Desire, 179, 248 

Elizabeth, 248 

John, 248 

mrs. John Bennington, 60, 61 

Patience, 248 

Richard, 37 

Samuel, 67,70, 248 
Besse, Elizabeth, 51 

Best, ,43,243,244 

Billings, lieut., 243 
Bills, , 186 

Anna, 178, 179 

Elizabeth, 179 

Gershom, 179 

Joanna, 178, 179 

Mehitable, 179 

Mercy, 179 

Nathaniel, 179 

Thomas, 178, 179 
BlNN'EY ) TT . 

BINNY {Hannah, 239 

Harold, 192 

John, 229 

William G., 192 
BLACKMAN, Wi'liam W., 191 
Blackmar, Wilmon W., 57 
Blagden, Thomas, 127 
Blake, Mary, 137 
BLANCHARD, Howard W., 127 

Mary Lovel!, 58 
Blatchford, Paul, 62 

iS} Abraham '52.i94 
Anna, 32 
Benjamin, 52 
Elizabeth, 52 
Hannah, 52 
John, 52 
Joseph, 52 
Mary, 52 
Reuben, 52 
Sarah, 52 
Silas, 52 
Thankful, 52, 71 
Tristram, 52 

ius S E }j onathaI1 ' 22 7 
Blossom, Elizabeth, 53 

Fear, 53 

Jabez, 53, 54 

John, 53 

Joseph, S3, 54 

Mary, 53, 54 

Mercy,53 

Peter, 53 

Sarah, 53 

Sylvanus,54 

Thankful, 53, 54 

Thomas, 53 
BODFISH, Benjamin, 51, 71 

Ebenezer, 51 

Elizabeth, 51, 52, 71 

Hannah, 51, 71 

John, 51 

Jonathan, 71 

Joseph, 51, 71 

Lydia, 71 



26o 



Index of Persons. 



Bodfish \ y . 

cont'd. f Mary, s*, 71. ISO 

Melatiah, 51 

Nathan, 51 

Rebecca, 51 

Robert, 51 

Sarah, 51, 53,71 

Solomon, 71 

Sylvanus,7i 

Thankful, 71 
BONNEY, Anne, 166 

Ebenezer, 166 

Isaac, 166 

Martha, 166 

Mary, 166 

Meh'itable, 166 

Sarah, 166 

William, 166 
BONUM, George, 138, 139, 214. 242 
BoRCHERi.iNG.mrs. Charles A., 192, 251 
BOSWORTH ) ,i;„„i, t _q T _„ 
BOZWORTHf Abl « Ml ' X 5 8 ' 1 * 9 

David, 3T, 91, 158, 159 

Deborah, 31 

Elizabeth, 158 

Hannah, 55, 56 

John. 15S 

Jonathan, 30 

Joseph, 30* 158 

Nehemiab, 30, 31, 157 

Peter, 30 

Priscilla, 91 

Rebecca, 159 

Ruth, 30 

Saiah, 159 

Susanna, 31 

Zadok, 1*8 
Bourman, Desire, 53 

Hannah, 51 

Mary, 52 

Meh'itable, 52 

Samuel, 52 

Thomas, 51,52 

Tristram, 52 
Bourne " 
Bourn 

Elizabell, 188 

Elizabeth, 42 

John, 1S9 

justice, S3 

Martha, 42 

Melatiah, 186 

Nathan, 183 

Richard, xSi 

Ruth, 181 

Thomas, 42, i38, 189 
BOWEN ) 

Bo w 1 n \ Obadiah , 227 
BOWINE J 

Richard, 227, 228 
BOWMAN, George Ernest, 10, 15, 33, 45, 54, 

57. S 3 -^. 8 7. 95. 119, 129. 144= 153. 
167, 174, 17S, l8i, 189, 193, 203, 216, 
236 
John Elliot, 192 
Nathaniel, 109 
BOYNTON, mrs. Charles B., 192 
Clarissa M., 137, 138 
Hollis, X37 
Bradford, Alice, 128, 144, 145 



Eathsheba, 186 



Bradford ) -.,. T ^ 
coned. J Ell5e ' I2 7 

Ernest Wilder, 63, 127 

Gideon, 94 

Hannah, 121 

John, 94, 241 

Joseph, 145, 149 

Joseph E., 63, 127 

josiah, 121 

Laurence, 64 

Mary, 94 

Royal Bird, 61, 250 

Samuel, 94 

Sarah, 94 

William, 19, 20, 27-30, 39, 40, 45-47, 
58, 60, 61, 63, 77-79, 81, 94-96, 90, 
99, 107, 121, 124-127, 133/139, 141. 
142, 144, 145, 149, 190, 191, 203, 220, 
225-227, 250, 251, 256 
Bradstreet, S., 195 
Bramble, Catherine A. Dudlev, 61, 250 
Branch, Abigail, 187 

Experience, 107 

mrs. John L., 61 

Mary L. B., 250 

Lydia, 187 
Brattle, Thomas, 1^2 
BRAYTON, mrs. Charles Rav, 2^2 

Joseph, 185 

Sarah, 1S5 
Brett, Alice, 8 

Hannah, 9 

Mehitable, 8 

Nathaniel, 8, 9 

Sarah, 8 

Seth. 8 

William, 9 
Brewster, corporal, 244 

Charles Augustus, 251 

Jonathan, 15, 16, 27-29, 107 

Love, 15, 16, 27-29, 53, 59, 116, 123, 
127, 190-192, 251 

Lyman Denison, 61, 250 

Morgan, 58 

Patience, 65 

Samuel Dwight, 59 

Sarah, 28, 29, no, 192 

William, 15, 27-29, 58-61, 63-65, 116, 
124-127, 190, 191, 193, 194, 249-251, 
253. 256 
BRIDGES, mrs. Thomas Reed, 23: 
BRIGGS 

Brigs j" 

John, 224, 235 

Katherine, 224, 225 

Martha, 30 

Samuel, 225 

Sarah, 225 
BRINLEY, Charles A., 61 
BROMLEY, Andrew Fitch, 250 
BROWN ) a 

Browne} • &. "3 

Benjamin, 181 

Deborah, 230 

Dorothy, 56 

Elizabeth M., 61, 250 

George, 181 

George Edward, 189 



Clement, 100 



Index of Persoyis. 



261 



Brown ") 
Browne Mabez, 56 
cont d. ) 

James, 54-57, 181, 226, 230 

Jane, 181, 230 

Jesse, 181 

John, 56, 97, 220, 226-228 

Joseph, 181 

lieut.,43 

Lydia, 54-56,230 

Martha, 230 

Peter, 58,63, 98, 125, 190 

Rebecca, 181 

Ruth, 1S1 

Thomas, 230 

William, 168 

Zi'pha, 181 
Bryant j 

Br I ant ^Abigail, 121 
Brient ) 

Benjamin, 93 

Ebenezer, 15 

Hannah, 32, 93 

James, 15, 165 

Jerusha, 93 

Joanna, 121 

John, 15, 214 

Jonathan, 121 

Marjory, 121 

Mary, 15,32 

Mercy, 93, 121 

Micah, 93 

Phebe, 93 

Priscilla, 121 

Rebecca, 121, 166 

Samuel, 121 

Sarah, 165 

Seth, 30, 159 

Thomas, 32 
Buckley, Edward, 27 
Bull, William Lanman, 59 
Bullock ) T , r, „ 

Bullocke \ mrs - J onathan Russell, 252 

Richard, 227 
BUMPAS ] 
Bumpus ., . ., 

BUMBAS Abl - ai1 ' 73 

Bump J 

Benjamin, 73 

Edward, 187 

Elizabeth, 72 

Hannah, 72 

Jean, 72 

Joseph, 233 

Mary, 9, 42, 72, 233 

Nathaniel, 233 

Phebe, 72 

Rebecca, 233 

Samuel, 72 

Sarah, 72 

Thomas, 72 
BURCHARD, Phineas, 44 
BURGE, John, 202 

Mary , 201 

Thomas, 112 
BURKE, James Stranahan, 60 
Bursley, Abigail, 53 

Barnabas, 53 

Benjamin, 53 

Elizabeth, 53, 55 



ju 

I 

M 



Bursley ) ~ 

contd. \ ^Penence, 53 

Hannah, 53 

Jabez, 53 

Joanna, 53 

John, 53 

Joseph, 53 

Mary, 53, 150 

Mercy, 53 

Temperance, 53, 152 
Burton, Stephen, 57 
Butler, Judah, 1S4 

Thomas, 111 

mrs. William A., 253 
BUTTERWORTH, John" 227 
By FIELD, Nathaniel, 56, 57 
Byram") 

Biram j-Bethiah, 143 
BlRUM J 

Ebenezer, 143 

Hannah, 91 

Joseph, 143 

Josiah.gi, 143 

Margaret, 143 

Mary, 143 

Mehitable, 9, 143 

Nicholas, 143 

Cady, mrs. David D., 253 

Mabel Henri, 253 
Calkins, Stephen, 124 
Campion, Clement, 108 
Cane, Ephraim, 119 

Hannah, 119 
Capen, Samuel Billings, 57, 58 
Carleton, ElizabeuVWH., 138 
Carpenter, Mary, 144, 145 

William, 227 
CARTEE, Benjamin, 153 

Betty, 158 
Carter, Walter Steuben, 59 
Carver, Eleazer, 235 

Elizabeth, 43 

Hannah, 92 

John, 46 

Katherine, 235 

Miilicent,42 

Robert, 78 
- Timothy, 235 

William, 43 
CARY,John,34,35 
Case, Edward, 40, 41 

William Wallace, 63, 127 
Cato, Lusanna, 118 
Chamberlin, Eliza C, 137 

Eliza H., 138 

William, 137 
Chambers, Thomas, 77, 223 
Chandler, Edwina Agnes, 191 
Chapman, , 176 

Mary A., 57 

g^ Elizabeth, 247 

Jessie C, 253 

John, 247 
Chatfield, mrs. Albert H., 126 
CHEBUCKS, Solomon, 44 
Cheney, Charies Edward, 62 
Child, Dudley R., 125 

Edith, 125^ 189 



262 



Index of Persons. 



£«?} Hannah. 5, 


Clark ] 

Clarke 1 r^ mt ^ ttnA 

CLKRK j J ameS ' ** 
confd. j 




Chillincs worth ] 




SHILLINGWORTH V Thomas, 74 




Shellingworth j 


Jemima, 85 




Chilton, 59, 125, 253 


John, 214,219 
Lizzie, 137 




Mary, 59, 125, 129, 253 




CHIP MAN, Bethiah, 183 


Mary, 118 




Desire, 183 


Mary S., 254 




Elizabeth, 37, 183 


Mercy, 219 




Hannah, 183 


Nathan, 85 




Hope, 181, 183 


Samuel, 219 




John, 176, 181-186 
Lydia, 183 


Sarah L., 254 




Thomas, 47, 48, 107, 108, no, 


118, 2o6j 


Mercy, 183 


214, 215, 226 




Ruth, 181-183, l8 5. l86 


William, 113, 215 




Samuel, 182-1S5 


CLEAVELANT), Moses, 243 




Chittenden ) , 
Chitenden- {Isaac, 79-81 

Thomas, 80 


Clyde, Marshall Hill, 191 




gf } Abigail, 85, 86 




Church ) r , 

Chech [Benjamin, 56,215 


Anne, 149 

Ebenezer, 83, 149, 150 




Elizabeth, 50 


Edward, 149 




Richard, 47, 48, 107-110, 112, 113 


Eleazer, 73 




Church i ix } 


Eiisha, 149 




Church ell av;/to :i t , 
Churchel f Abigail, 14 

Church ll J 


Elizabeth, 71, 73, 86, 149 




Eunice, 73 




Experience, 73 




Alice, 94 


Gershom, 73/149 


_, 


Amariah, 122 


Gideon, 73 




Andrew, 14 


Hannah, 73, 85, 86, 149, 233 




Barnabas, 13 


Henry, 73, 160 




Caleb, 122 


Hope, 85, 149 




Ebenezer, 93 


James, 73, 149, 234 




Elizabeth, 122 


Jesse, 149 




Elkanah, 14 


John, 73, 149 




Faith, 122 


Jonathan, 73. 86, 149, 150 




Isaac, 92 


Joseph, 86, 150, 233 




Jabez, 14 
Joanna, 93, 94 


Josiah, 86, 149 




Jude, 149 




John, 13 


Lois, 73 




Joseph, 13 


Lydia, 73, 150, 234 




Lucy, 122 


Martha, 73 




Margaret, 13 


Mary, 73, 86. 149 




Maria, 14 


Mehitable,73 




Mary, 122 


Mercy, 73 




Mehttable. 94 


Nathan, 149 




MendelL. 122 


Patience, 73 




Mercy, 94 


Rachel, 234 




Ruth ,' 94 


Samuel, 73, 85. 36, 150 




Samuel, 94 


Sarah, 71, 73, 86, 149 




Sarah, 13, 94 


Seth, 149 




Solomon, 122 


Stephen, 149 




Susanna, 14, 92 


Sylvan us, 149 




William, 94 


Thankful, 73, 149, 234 




Clap [ E^keth, 118 


Thomas, 73 
CODNER, George, 5 




Emeiine P., 137, 138 


COE, Henry Francis, 58 




Polly, 118 


Henry Tilton, 249 




William, 137 


mrs. Henry Tilton, 249 




Clark ) 

Clarke > , 46 

Clerk ) 


Cole ) 




Coles [-Abigail, 118 




CO ALES j 




A. Howard, 62, 127 


Caleb, 3 




Ann, 118 


Daniel, 168, 180 




Belcher, 11 3 


George, 74 




Edward Lord, 57 


Hephzdbah, 180 




Elizabeth, 219 


Hugh, 56, in 




Faith. 87, 89 


James, 109 
Mercy, 180 




Ichabod, 85 





Index of Persons. 



263 



Cole j 

Cobles I Nathaniel, 6 

cont'd. J 

Colket, mrs. C. Howard, 254 

Collier \ 

COLLYER Mane, 49, no, 141 

CollyareJ 

Sarah, 192 

William, 220 
Collins ) n . 

COLLENS { Ben J amm - 2 30 

Hannah, 230 

James, 230 

Jane, 230 

John, 229 

Jonathan, 230 

Joseph, 229, 230 

Lydia, 230 

Ruth, 229 

Sarah, 229 
COLLVEN, Experience, 217 

John, 217 
COMSTICK, sergt., 244 
CONANT 1 

Conn ant I 

CONAN — ^94 

CONET J 

Bethiah, 9 

Christian, 197, 199, 200 

Elizabeth, 9, 195 

Joshua, 200 

Josiah, 9 

Roger, 200 

Sarah, 200 
Cone, Robert Buckland, 250 

COOKE ) 

COOK J ' 2I - 

Caleb, 105, 237, 238, 241 

mrs. Cyrus Henry, 250 

Damaris, ioi, 105 

Elizabeth, 105, 128, 237-239, 242 

Esther, see Hester 

Francis, 3, 33, 58-61, 63, 64, 91, 95-105 

124-128, 135, 191, 193, 236-238, 242 

250, 256 
mrs. George C, 251 
Hester, 96-98, iof-103, 105, 242 
Jacob, 79, 98, 101, 103-105, 236-239 

241 
Jane, 96-98, 104, 105, 128 
John, 3, 33-36, 48, 51, 60, 6i, 



100, 102-105, io 7. 124-126, 

196 
Josiah, 97, 99, 103, 168 
Mary, 98, ici, 103, 105, 238 
Mercy, 33 
Rebecca, 23S 
Roger, 109 
Ruth, 91 



3, 96-98, 
139. 193. 



Sarah, 33-36, 48, 30, 98, 

William, in 
Coombs, Francis, 128 

John, 99 

Sarah, 128 
Cooper, Thomas, 227, 228 
COPELAND, Charies, 60 

COPIN, ,46 

CORLEW, Daniel, 117 

Deborah, 117 



105, 107 



Cornell ) 

CORNILL \ Comfort, 217 

Corn 1 l J 

Samuel, 217 

Thomas, 217 

COTTEN } J ohn - IIj *- ll6 ' 2 °5- 2o6 - 2I 4 

Rowland, 183, 186 
COYEI., Hannah, 181 

Joseph, 181 
Cowing ) T . „ _ 
COWIN }J° hn - x 94 

Marshall, 190 
Cowles, Lizzie Ella, 127, 252 
CRANDALL, Herbert Louis, 250 
Crandon, Edwin Sanford, 58, 124, 125 
CkAPO-SMITH.mrs. H. H., 2^3 
Creelman, mrs. James, 251 " 

cSspe I Geor 3 e ' l8 ° 

Hephzibah, 180 

Mary, 180 

Mercy, 180 
CROADE, Elizabeth, 157 

Mary, 31 

Nathaniel, 157 

Rachel, 31,32, 159 

Sarah, 32 

Thomas, 31, 32, 159 
Crocker, Abigail, 150-152 

Alice, 150, 152 

Anne, 150 

Bathsheba, 152 

Bathshua, 150 

Benjamin, 150-152 

Cornelius, 151 

Daniel, 151 

David, 151 

Deborah, 150 

Ebenezer, 151, 152 

Eleazer, 150 

Elizabeth, 150, 151 

Ephraim, 150 

Experience, 150 

Gershom, 151 

Hannah, 150-152 

Isaac, 150 

Jabez, 150, 151 

James, 150 

Jerusha, 152 

Joanna, 152 

Job, 150, 151 

John, 150, 151 

Jonathan, 150, 151 

Joseph, 150, 152 

josiah, 150-152 

^ydia, 71, 150 

Martha, 152 

Mary, 53, 150-152 

Melatiah, 151, 152 

Mercy, 152 

Moses, 150 

Nathaniei, 150 

Noah, 152 

Patience, 151 

Prudence, 150 

Rachel, 151 

Rebecca, 151 

Reliance, 150 

Remember, 152 



264 



Index of Persons. 



Crocker | d , , ,„_ 

anrfTf. J Rowland, 151 

Samuel, 150, 151 

Sarah, 150, 151 

Sarah Haskell, 57 

Seth, 152 

Tabitha, 151, 152 

Temperance, 152 

Thankful, 150-152 

Thomas, 151, 152 

Timothv, 151, 152 

Walley,"i5i 

William, 76, 78, 150-152 

Zaccheus, 151 
Crooker } ^ . , 

Croker {Daniel. 42. 187 

Francis, 187 

Mary, 42 
Crosby,' Thomas, 177 
CROSSMAN, Sarah, 9 
Crow, Bethiah, 36 

Joseph, 36 

Paul, 36 

William, 116, 206, 214, 216, 238 
Crowe ll, Asa Clinton, 252 

Elizabeth, 38 
CUDWORTH, Elizabeth, 118 

James, 80, 153-156 

John, 118 
Curtis ] 
Curtice t> ■ 
CURTIC f Benjamin, 31 

CORTIS j 

Beriah, 166 

mrs. Charles Franklin, 59 

Elisha, 166 

Elizabeth, 165 

Experience, 31 

Francis, 91, 94 

Hannah, 118 

mrs. Henry- M., 62, 126 

Mercy, 118 

Rebecca, 166 

Rhoda, 117 

Samuel, 117 

Sarah, 91, 94 

Susanna, 94 

Svlvanus, 31 

Thankful, 166 

William, 94 
CCJRWIN, capt., 134 
CUSHIN'G, Anne Cooke, 252 

Edmund, 136 

Hannah, 32, 157 

Jeremiah, 118 

Mercy, 157 

Noah, 32, 157 

Sarah, 157 

Thomas, 32, 157 
CUSHMAN) 

Cushm y Abigail, 93, 165 

CUSHMAS j 

Alice, 166 
Allerton, 164 
Benjamin, 165 
Caleb, 165 
Daniel, 250 
Desire, 56 
Elizabeth, 164 
Ephraim, 164 



CUSHMAN 1 

S» kpenence, l6s 

cont'd. J 

Fear, 93 

Ichabod, 165 

Isaac, 91-93, 165, 166 

fabez, 165 

[ames,i64 

Jerusha, 165 

Joanna, 165 

Joseph, 164 

Lydia, 165 

Mary, 92, 164, 165 

Mercy, 93 

Moses, 92 

Nathaniel, 166 

Patience, 165 

Phebe, 166 

Priscilla, 93 

Rebecca, 165, 166 

Robert, 165 

Sarah, 165, 166 

Solomon, 165 

Thomas, 100, 165, 205, 206, 216, 226, 
239. 256 

William, 165 
CUTLER, Edward Hutchins, 125 

mrs. Edward Hutchins, 190 



Hannah, 160 



DAGES, mrs. John William, 120 

Damon 

Damen 

Dam men 

Dammin J 

John, 79,80, 160, 162 

Katherine, 80 
Daniels, John Alden, 249 
DARY. George A., 190 
Davis, , 215 

mrs. Frank Virgil, 253 

George W., 137 

Hannah, 149 

Julia R., 137,138 

William H., 124, 125, 135 
DA VOL, mrs. Bradford D., 190 
Dawson, mrs. Edward A., 191 

Samuel, 194 

Walter, 40 
Decrow I ,. .. , 

Decro [Martha, 42, 187 

Robert, 187 

Valentine, 42, 137 
de Frankenstein, countess Henri, 190 
Delano ] 
DELONO > Bethiah, 218 

DlLLANO j 

Esther, 218 

Jabez, 218 

Jethro,2i8 

Jonathan, 33, 35, 36, 218 

Joshua, 58 

Mercy, 218 

Nathan. 218 

Nathaniel, 218 

Philip, 98 

Sarah, 2l3 

Susanna, 218 



Index of Persons. 



Delano ) 

Delono [t- . _ 

DILLANO r Thomas, 11,30,218 

contd. J 
Denning, Sarah, 8 

William, 8 

Dent, ,195 

DErE\v, Chauncey; 59 
Devereux, mrs. C. A. R., 126 
DeWolf, Edward, 124 

Edwin Allis, 124 

John Oviatt, 250 
Dexter, Abigail, 176 

Ann, 6 

Bridget, 6 

Elizabeth, 176, 177 

John, 176, 177 

Alary, 176 

Morton, 57, 58 

Richard. 6 

Thomas, 176 

Dickenson ) ^ v .., , 

Dickinson } Elizabeth, 55, 5 5 

Horace Edward, 60 
Howard Carter, 60 
James, 7 
Samuel, 7 
Dillingham ] 

DlLLINGHAME \ —,74 

DlLLINGAM j 
Edward, 225 
Dim mock] 
DiMOCK Mabez, 1S3, 186 

DlMOK ) 

mrs. Susan Whitnev, 50 

g»S«} Jacob. 4I , l87ll89 

Sarah, 189 

DOANE ] 

Doan \ Abigail, 177, 17S 

DONE J 

Constant, 229 

Daniel, 70, 178, 179 

Desire, 179 

Elisha, 179 

Elizabeth, 179 

Ephraim, 168, 178 

Hannah, 179 

Ida Frances, 126, 252 

John, 18, 65, 98, 177, 178 

Joseph, 178-180 

Joshua, 179 

Lydia, 179 

Marguerite Treat, 252 

Mary, 178, 179 

Phebe, 179 

Rebecca, 179 

Sarah, 179 

William Howard, 62, 126, 252 

mrs. William Howard, 252 
DOGGETT } 
DOGETT 
DOGGET 

Dogged 

Isaac, 187 

John, 42, 119. 187, i83, 227 
Marv, 43, l33 
Mehitable, 187, 188 
Samuel, 43, 188 
Thomas, 187 



Bathsheba, 13 



Hannah. iE 



DONOHOE, mrs. Eliza, 60 

DOTY 

DOTEY 

DOTTE 

Doughty 

DOTEN 
DOTTEN J 

Desire, 90 

Edward, 46, 61-63, 87, 83, 100, 109, 125, 
127,190,251.254 

Elizabeth, 90, 254 

Faith, S7-S9 

Francis, 10S 

Francis Edward, 6o, 61 

John, £7, 90, 241, 256 

Lydia, 13 

Mary, 90, 91 

Paul, 13 

Paul A. L-, 253 

Ruth, 13 

Susanna, 13 
Douce, Francis, 215, 241 
DOUD, mrs. Levi B., 62 
Drake, Miilicent, 42 

Thomas, 42 
Dudley, Thomas, 1S9 
Dunbar, Hosea, 153 
Dunham, , 215 

Charles Arndt, 251 

Cornelius, 94 

Ebenezer, 94 

Israel, 94 

James, 94 

Joanna, 94 

John, I02, no, 215, 237, 238, 241 

Samuel, 241 

Susanna, 94 

Sylvanus, 94 
DUTCH, Barbara, 197, 199 

Samuel, 196, 199, 200 

Susanna, 196, 109, 200 

Deborah, n; 
Margaret, 91 
Richard, 91 

EAMES ).,.-, 8 
EAMS [ Abigai., i*/ 

Anthony, 187, i83 

Damaris, 187 

Elizabeth. 187 

Hannah, 187 

Ichabod, 188 

Jonathan, 187, 189 

Josiah, 189 

Justus, 189 

Mercy, 187, 188 
EASTEN, John, 202 
EATON, Benjamin, 123 

Elizabeth, 128 

Francis, 98, 106, 127 

Jabez, 128 

Mary, 91 
Eaverson, James, 14 

John, 14 

Mercy, 14 
EDDY, Abigail, 233, 235 

Benjamin, 30, 233, 235 

Caleb, 233 



266 



Index of Persons. 



Eddy] t , 

coned [J° el . 2 33.234 

Jonathan, 30, 235 

Sarah, 234 
Edson, Elizabeth, 143 

Mary Frances, 58 

Samuel, 143 

Susanna, 143 
EGGLESTON, Percy Coe, 61, 250 
ELDRED. Elizabeth, 231 
ELDREDGE, Zoeth S., 249 
Ei.LIS ) 

Eli.es \ Betty, 13 
Elis j 

Caleb H., 127 

Elizabeth, 235 

mrs. Frank R., 62, 126 

Joel, 235 

Lydia. 13 

Mary, 13 

Matthias, 235 

Mordecai, 114 

Patience, 13 

Rebecca, 235 

Samuel, 235 

Thomas, 13 

William, 13 
ELMES, John, 117 

Molly, 117 
Ely, John Hugh, 62 
Emery , mrs. Augustus James, 58 
English, Thomas, 46 
Evans, H. Clay, 62 
Ewell, John Louis, 63, 127, 191 

Farnham ) 
Farnam f ' x 34 

Elijah ThorrtDSon, 192, 251 

LeRoy D.,60 

Farwell ) _ 
ffarwell } ' 4 ° 
Fash, capt.,43 

Solomon Elmer, 63 

mrs. Solomon E., 63 

Thomas, 114 
Faxon, Benjamin, 159 

Darius, 159 

Elisha, 159 

Ruth, 159 

Sarah, 159 

Felch, , 185 

Fellows, mrs. Frank E., 252 
Fethers, mrs. Ogden Hoffman, 252 
Field ) -,. . ., 
Feild J El»«abcth, 10 

John, 10 

FIFIELD, Catherine Reed, 63, 127, 252 
mrs. Charles Leavitt, 63, 252 
mrs. James Sampson, 127, 252 

Finney \ D . . 

FFINNEY f R ° bert ' IIO > ^ 2 

Fisher, William, 43 
FITCH, Ashbel Parrnelee,6o 

capt., 243. 245 

Cordilla, 192 

Jabez, 43, 192,243,256 

lieut., 43 

Tbeophilus Wilson, 192 



Fletcher, Betsey, 137 

mrs. Frank F., 127 
Fogg, Ralph, 47 
FOLLAND, Deborah, 176 

Elizabeth, 176 

Mary, 176 

Thomas, 176 
FOLSOM, Albert A., 189 

ESS,}**"*.* 

mrs. Ellery Channing, 63 
fames, 42 
Lydia, 43 
Mary A., 59 
Mercy, 42 
Michael, 42, 43, 189 
Thankful, 165 
Thomas, 189 
FOSBROOK )__ e 

ffos brook] ' 7:> 
Foster ) 

fSSr Asa Unsferd, 193.351 

FFORSTER J 

Benjamin, no, in 

Chillingsworth, 175, 176 

Ebenezer, 117 

Edward, 119, 160, 162 

Elizabeth, 43 

Francis Apthorp, 58 

Isaac, 176 

James, 175 

Jemima, 119 

Mary, 109-111, 116, 117, 175 

Mercy, 175, 176 

Nathan, 176 

Richard, 109, no, 112, 116 

Thomas, 175 

Volney William, 62 
FOWLER, Almira Melita, 127 

ffox } Geor S e Ly man » 6 3 

Mary, 254, 253 

Nathaniel, 254, 255 
Francis, indian, 68 

FRAY 1 

FFRAYE} Amh0n ' V '37. 2 47 
FFRY J 

Hannah, 37 

John, 37, 247 

Nathaniel, 247 

Thomas, 37, 247 
FRY, Elizabeth, 10 

FREEMAN } 

FFREEMAN \ ' 74, 75 

Alden, 192, 251 

Benjamin, 180 

Edmund, 174, 175, 220 

Hannah, 174, 175 

Hatsuld, 175 

Henry Yarn urn, 65 

John, 65, 66, 104, 174, 178, 180, 205, 214 

Jonathan, 174 

Joseph, 174 

Joshua, 174, 175 

Lydia, 177 

Mercy, 65, 174, 180, 205 

Nathaniel, 180 

Phebe, 175 



hidex of Persons. 



267 



Freeman ] 
FFREEMAN V Prince, 174 
cont'd. J 

Priscilla, 229 

Rebecca. 174, 175, 180 

Samuel, i63, 169, 178, 214 

Sarah, 180 

Thomas, 174, 175 

Watson, 175 

William, 177 
FRYER, Nathaniel, 134 
FULLER )..-., 
FFULLERJ Abl S ai] ' 2 34 

Amos, 164 

Axchippus, 92 

Barnabas, 164 

Benjamin, 14, 92 

capt., 215 

Ebenezer, 14, 159 

Edward, 58, 60, 126, 251 

Elinor, 234 

Elizabeth, 14 

Hasadiah, 92 

Isaac, 163 

Jabez, 14, 234 

James, 14, 164 

Jephtha, 92 

Jesse, 164 

John, 14 

Jonathan, 234 

Judith, 164 

Margaret, 234 

Martha, 163 

Mary, 92 ,163 

Matthew, 206, 241 

Mercy, 14 

Nathaniel, 14, 163, 164 

Reliance, 163 

Robert, 227 

Ruth, 164 

Samuel, 14, 6o, 98, 126, 164, 215, 241, 

251 

Sarah, 91, 92, 163 
Seth, 14, 91, 92 
Susanna, 189 
Wiiliam, 14 

GALE, Mary, 183 
Gallop, capt., 43 
Galloway, George, 74 
GARDNER, mrs. Stephen A., 250 
Garrett, Richard, 83, 226, 227 
Gatchell ) T , „ Tr> 
Gatchel }J° hr " 2I 9 

Judah, 219 

Priscilla, 217 

Thomas, 217 
Gaunt, Peter, 74, 75 

GERR1SH, Benjamin, 196 
GIBBS, Experience, 12 

Hannah, 12 

Hester, 12 

Jane, 12 

John, 12 

Joshua, 12 

Mercy, 12 
GlFFORl\ Christopher, 202 

Edith, 252 

Elizabeth, 219 

Hananiah, 202 



GlFFORD I T 

cont'd. [James,** 

John, 202 

Jonathan, 202, 219 

Mary, 202 

Robert, 202 

William, 202 
Gilbert, John, 108 

mrs. Melvin Ballou, 190 
Giles, sergt., 243 
GlLSON, Frances, 160, 162 

William, 160, 162 
GODARD, George S., 249 
GODBERTSON, Godben, 47 
Godfrey ] 

GODFREE > Elizabeth, 175 
GODFFREE j 

Hannah, 175 

Lydia, 175 

Mary, 175, 178 

Phebe, 175 

Rebecca, 175 

Richard, 175 
GOODRICH, William Winton, 59 
GOODSPEED, Mary, 54 
Goodwin, Daniel, 252 

Lewis Le Baron, 253 
GORHAM ) . „ . , 
GOROM \ A ^'^ 6 

Desire, 246, 256 

Elizabeth, 246 

Hannah, 246 

Jabez, 246 

John, 246, 256 

justice, 71, 72 

major, 71 

Matthias, 246 

Mercy, 246 

Rose, 246 
GOULD, Marshall S. H., 124 

g-«>Be„oni, I7S 

mrs. Edmund C., 252 

Edward, 131, 175, 215, 236, 239, 242 

Mary, 131 
Greene, Charles A., 192 

mrs. Charles Arthur, 192, 251 

Howard, 252 

Richard Henry, 59 
Greenlaw, mrs. Lucy Hall, 58, 64, 189- 

William Prescott, 58 
GREGORY, mrs. Arnold, 252 
GRIDLEY, Martin Medbery, 62 
GRIFFETH, William, 214 
•GRINNELL. Wiiliam Milne, 59 
Groesbeck, Herman J., 62, 126 
GROSS, Charles E., 250 
GROSVENOR, Ebenezer, 117 
Gulliver, Louisa Walker, 125 

HACKET, Edmund, 85 
Edward, 85, 232 
Elizabeth, 85 
Hannah, 85, 232 
John, 85 
Samuel, 85 

iSk }**«>•» 

Daniel, 38 
David, 38 



268 



Index of Persons. 



Hall ) 

HALLE > Elizabeth, 176 

cont'd. J 

George, 39 

Gershom, 178 

Hannah, 3S, 152 

Hester, 37 

James M. VV., 58 

James Philip, 61 

form, 37-39, 202 

Joseph, 37, 38 

fosiah, 38 

Margaret, 38, 39 

Martha, 37 

Mary, 37 

Mehitable, 38 

Nathaniel, 27 

Priscilla, 37,39 

Samuel, 176 

Sarah, 38 

HAI.LETT I... « ,. 

HAL LEI' {Abigail, 176 

Andrew, 48 

Elizabeth, 149 

Jonathan, 176, 177 

Lois, 73 
Hamilton, Henrv DeWitt, 60. 61 
Hammond, Elisabeth Pe'nn, 30,53, 125 

mrs. W'iliiam P., 125 
Hampton, Thomas, 74, 75 
Handy, Edward A., 62 

SEES? i <*•"«"* >*° 

Elizabeth, 180, 231 

Hannah, 180 

James, 180 

John, 231 

Joseph, 168, 231 

lieut., 245 

Martha, 98 

Mary, 1S0 

Maziah, 180 

Nathan, 180 

Nicholas, 231 

Phebe, 180 

Samuel, 231 

Thomas, 180 

Zephaniah, 231 
Harkness, Edson Jesse, 62 
Harlow J ., . ., 
HarloweP 01 ^ 11 '^ 

Ebenezer, 93 

Eieazer,9i 

George Arthur, 252 

Hannah, 91, 92 

James, 92 

Jonathan, 92 

Mary, 92 

Persis, 92 

Rebecca, 109, 116 

Robert, 93 

Susanna, 93 

Wiliiam, 74, 75, 106, 109, in, 116, 149, 
215, 241 
Harmon, Edward, 99 

John, 99 

Marian E. F. H., 63 
Harris) Ab;;] 
Haris }ADigaii,3i 

Elizabeth, 10 



Harris) 
Haris y 
cont'd ) 



Hannah, 31 



James, 10 

Joseph, 31 

Mercy, 31, 131 

Susanna, 9, 31 
Hart, George Thomas, 59, 123, 252 

Hiram, 252 

Sarah, 217 

William, 217 
Haskell \ m . r»««««. a <„ 
Hascol \ mrs - Geor S e A - 6 3 

John, 84, 86, 255 

Joseph, 84 

Mary, 84, 86 

Patience, 84, 255 

Samuel, 86 
Hastings, Betsey, 137 

Cynthia, 136-138 

Cynthia B., 136, 137 

Edward L., 137 

Eliza, 137, 138 

Eliza C, 137 

Eliza H.R., 137 

Elizabeth W., 136 

Emily, 137 

Hannah, 137 

Harriet Maria, 137 

Hollis B., 138 

Hubbard, 137 

Joel, 136-138 

Jonathan Jenks, 136-138 

Julia R., 137 

Lambert, 137 

Lemuel, 136-138 

Martha, 137 

Mary A., 136, 133 

Mira, 137 

Nancy, 137 

William Jones, 124, 135-138 
Hatch, David, 158 

Desire, 158 

Elizabeth, 119 

{ane, 42 
.ydia, 43 
Samuel, 119 
Thomas, 220, 222 
William, 77, 160, 223 
Hathaway) *„.^^ ~ T „ 

HATHEVVAY) Ant >W^ 

Apphia, 217 

Arthur, 33, 35 

Elizabeth, 217, 219 

Jonathan, 217 

Molly, 159 

Pernai, 217 

Sarah, 33 

Susanna, 217 

Thomas, 217 
HATHERLY ) Timothy, 76, 81-83, 154. l6o » 
Hatherley ) 162, 220 
HAWES, mrs. Charles E., 124 

Edmund, 176 

James Dudley, 253 
Nathan M.,249 
Hawxhurst, Anne, 8 
Hannah, 8 



Index of Persons. 



269 



Hawxhurst J c . 

cont'd. J Samson, 8 

Sarah, 8 

William, 8 
Hayden, Desire, 117 

Prudence, 117 
Hayward, John, 129, 133 

Joseph, 9 

Sarah, 8, 9 

Susanna, 118 

Thomas, 118 
Heard | n , . 
HORD } Deborah, 229 

Grace, 229 

Jacob, 229 

John, 229 
Hedge )»,,-, , 
Hedg }Ehsha (24 6 

Elizabeth, 246 

John, 246 

Mary, 246 

Mercy, 246 

Samuel, 246 

Sarah, 246 

Susanna, 246 

Thomas, 246 

William, 109, 246 
Henry, mrs. Edwin, 191 
HESCOTT, Stephen, 134 

g^ r Tr }john, 4 2,x8 7 

Martha, 187 

Winter, 42 
Hicks, mrs. James, 62 

Margaret, 178 

Robert, 98 

Samuel, 106, no 
Higbee, Eliza, 137 
Higgins I . . , e 
HIGGENS f Benah > 68 "7° 

Elizabeth, 68 

mrs. Howard L., 60 

Jonathan, 68 

Joseph, 179 

Mary B., 249 

Ruth, 179 

Thankful, 229 
Hill, Edwin Allston, 61, 63, 127, 250 

Tohn Fremont, 190 

ggSEF }«***»* 

Sarah, 73 

Sylvester Baxter, 58 

Thomas, 65, 66, 104, 176, 202, 215, 227 
Hitchcock, Charles Wellman, 253 
HOADLY, mrs. George, 62, 126 
Hoare, John, 81-33" 
Hodges, George, 57 
HODGKINS, Elizabeth, 99 

HOLBROOK, ,Il8 

HOLLINGSWORTH ) 
Hollingworth Mane, 197-199 

HOLLIN'S WORTH ) 

Richard, 196, 199 
HOLLS, Frederick W., 59 
Holmes ) a U -^u -,„ 
Holms fAbiah >3 2 

Abner, 12 
Abram, 187, 188 
Desire, 42 



Holmes ) 

Holms i Elizabeth, 157, 187, 188 

centd. ) 

Ephraim, 30 

Experience, 163 

Israel, 42, 188 

Jemima, 12 

Joanna, 12 

John, 157, 163 

Jonathan, 32 

Lydia, 157 

Margaret, 30 

Mary, 32 

Nehemiah, 32 

Priscilla, 163 

Ruth, 32 

Simeon, 32 

Thomas, 12 

William, 100, 157 

Zebulun, 157 
HOLTON, Hannah, 137 

Martha, 137 
HOPKINS, Charles Augustus, 58 

Constance, 127, 191, 250, 252 

Damans, 101, 105 

Gyles, 60, 75, 76, 190, 191, 249, 251 

H. F., 232 

Jessie E., 63 

Sherburne G., 63 

Stephen, 46, 48, 59, 60, 6^, 101, 105, 125, 
127, 167, 190-192, 249-252, 256 

Thomas Sneil, 63 
Hord, see Heard 
Horrill, Elizabeth, 91 
HOSKINS, William, 88, 89 
HOUSE, Deborah, 117 
Howard, Joshua Edward, 253 
HOWARTH, mrs. John Bradsnaw, 253 
Howes, Sarah, 204, 205 
Howland ) . n _ T . 

HOULAND } Anne '^° 

Caleb, 235 

Desire, 235, 256 

Elizabeth, 53-56, 145, 204, 205 

Frances, 235 

Hannah, 55, 56, 150 

Henry E., 59 

Hope', 181 

Isaac, 55 

Jabez, 55-57, 214 

James, 145 

John, 46, 54, 55, 58-61, 63, 83, 100, io2 r 
124-127, 181, 190, 191, 250, 251 

Joseph, 55, 56, 214, 236, 239, 242 

Lydia. 54-56 

Nathan, 235 

Nathaniel, 53 

Prisciila, 235 

Seth, 235 

Walter Morton, 62 

mrs. Walter M., 62 
HOYT, mrs. Frank Mason, 252 

mrs. Frank Williams, 252 
HUCKENS, Hope, 149 
HUDLESTON ) M 
HUDLESTONE [ MerC y» 2I 9 

Richard, 219 

Sarah, 219 
Hudson 
Hutson 



> Ann, 254 



2.J0 



Index of Persons. 



Hudson ) 

HUTSON \ Daniel, 10 

cont'd. ) 

Mary, 10 
HULING, Ray Greene, 58 
HULL, Hannah, 52 

John, 215 
Hunt, Christian, 194, 195, 197, 198 

Peter, 227 
Huntington, mrs. Jacob R., 124, 249 
Hurst, James, 88, 98, 100 

William, 74 
HUTTON, Richard, 200 

Susanna, 200 
Hyde, James Nevins, 62 

IDE, Nicholas, 227 
INGLEE, Anna, 158, 159 

Moses, 158, 159 

Sarah, 158 
I ngra me, Richard, 227 
Irish, John, 154 
IVEV, John, hi, 117 

Mercy, ill, 117 
Ivory, Deborah, 185 

£S N } Abigail 

Benjamin, 30, 124, 159 

Content, 124 

Cornelius, 233 

Deborah, 30, 124 

Eleazer, 123 

Ephraim, 124 

Experience, 124 

Hannah, 123 

Hopestill, 159 

Joanna, 123 

John, 30, 123,233 

Mary, 92, 123, 233 

Mercy, 92, 123 

Ransom, 124 

sergeant, 243 

Susanna, 124 
TACOB, Deborah, 188 
}ames, John, 118 

Eunice, 118 
JaRVIS, Mary Dixon, 127 
JAYNES, Fremont Nathan, 60 

fess }*««*»» 

Deborah, 117 

Edward, 221 

James Rockwood, 124 

Mary, 117 

Samuel, 118 

Thomas, 117 
JENKS, Cynthia, 137 
JENNEY, Herbert, 62 

John, 98 

Samuel, 241 

Susanna, 116 
Jennings, Remember, 186 
JEWETT, Emma Farweli, 253 

Mary Louise, 127 
JOHNSON, James Gibson, 57, 61, 250 

Jerome Fletcher, 03 

Joseph Taber, 127, 191 

Loren B. T., 191 

Johnston, Christopher, 194 



Jones, Charles D., 62, 126 

Frances L'Hommedieu, 126 
mrs. Frank J., 62, 126 
Jabez, 245 

TOSIAH, indian,68 

fcs }»«-.» 

Elizabeth, 37 
Mary, 37 
Samuel, 37 
Thomas, 37 

Karr, mrs. William W., 127 
KEELY, mrs. Thomas E., 124 
Keene, miss I. M., 128 
KEEP, Helen Elizabeth, 233 
Kellogg, mrs. Spencer, 60 
Kempton, Manasseh, 108 
Kennady ) , . 
Kannady }J° hn . 2 45 

KENNERICK ?/-_„„„ „,- „„ 
KINRICKE }<^orge, 76, 227 

kSXy I***"* 60 

Hannah, 219 

Jonathan, 219 

John, 219 

Mary, 219 

Ruth, 219 

Thomas, 219 
Kimball, Abigail, 91 
King, Edward, 124, 190 

Eleazer, 163 

Elizabeth, 165 

Hannah, 163, 166 

Hopestill, 83 

Ichabod, 83, 85, 86 

Job, 86 

John, 163 

Joseph, 30 

Judith, 86 

Mehitable, 166 

Mercy, 119 

mrs. William Frederick, 60 
KINGMAN, Bradford, 124 

Deliverance, 9 

Elizabeth, 9 

Mary , 9 

Samuel, 9 
Kinsley, mrs. Frank, 126 
KlRBY, Experience, 202 

John, 202 

Richard, 74 

Robert, 202 

Sarah, 202 

Temperance, 202 
KlRMAN, John, 74 
KNAPP, Emily, 137 
KNOWLES, Ruth, 229 
KUHN, mrs. Albert Henry, 191 

Ladd, mrs. Isaac Gifford, 124 
LADUE, mrs. Austin Yates, 253 

Sarah, 117 
Lang ley, , 243 



Index of Persons. 



271 



• 



> 



LAPHAM, Mary, 321 

Thomas, 221 
Latham, , 131 

Susanna, 131 
William, 109 
Latting, Josiah,3 

Lawrie, mrs. William, 57, 58 

Lawson I 

Laason j ° 3 
Lawton, mrs. Thomas A., 252 
LAZELL, Theodore Studley, 58 
Leach, Anna, 32 

Josiah Granville, 61 

Micah, 32 

Susanna, 92 

Tabitha, 32 
LEFFERTS, Frederic Raymond, 60 

mrs. Frederic Raymond, 60 
Leland, Cynthia, 137 

Thomas, 137, 138 
Lendall, James, 78 
Leonard ? , o „ 

LENORD J IsaaC -9 

Mary, 9 

Theodore Otis, 253 

Leslie, ,244 

Lettice, Ann, 140, 141 

Thomas, 139-141, 241 
Leverich, , 74 

William, 75 

George, 80 
John, 75 
Sarah, 73 

ass} «■- «?. 

Jacob, 117 

James Minor, 60 
LlPPiTT, mrs. Charles Warren, 252 
Litchfield, Barnabas, 118 

Elizabeth, 117 

Hannah, 118 

James, 117 

Persis, 118 
Little, Anna, 50 

Bethiah, 187-189 

Charles, 189 

mrs. Francis Deans, 190 

Isaac, 42, 187-189 

Nathaniel, 187 

Thomas, 47,48, 106, 107, nc, 25^ 

mrs. Thomas, 60 

William. 187 
Lombard, John W. P., 252 
Long, John Davis, 62, 63 
Loring, Abigail, 151 

Caleb, 163, 166 

David, 190 

Jacob, 163, 166 

John, 163, 166 

Joseph, 163, 166 

Lydia, 163, 166 

Thomas, 163, 166 

Barnabas, 1S3, 185, 186 
Elizabeth, 151 
John. 160 
Joseph, 176-178, 202 



LOTHROP ) 

Lathorpe V justice, 72 
cont'd. ) 

LOVELL ) n-v, 

LOVEL } Ebenezer, 235 

Hannah, 235 

John, 235 

Joseph, 235 

Leander N., 192, 251 

mrs. Leander N., 192 

Mary, 235 

Peter, 235 

Phebe, 72 
LUCAS, Barnabas, 94 

Elizabeth, 91 

Hannah, 94 

John, 94 

Joseph, 94 

Mary, 165 

Melatiah, 94 

Patience, 94 

Persis, 94 

Samuel, 91, 94 

Thomas, 214 
Luce, Ann, 14 

Crosby, 14 

Deborah, 15 

Ebenezer, 14 

Elizabeth, 15 

Ephraim, 14 

Hannah, 14, 15 

Seth, 14 
LUDLAM, Charles, 7, 8 

Elizabeth, 7 

Joseph, 7, 8 
LUND, mrs. Frederic A., 60, 61 
LUNT, Cornelia Gray, 62 
Lyman, general, 43, 44, 244, 245 

MACCALL [ r^a- tB o 
MUCCALLp ameS ' 188 
MACDONOUGH, Rodney, I, 3, 58, 249 
MACEY, George, 41 
Macomber, William, 103 
MAGOONE, Hannah, 118 

John, 118 
Maker, James, 181 

Mary, 181 

Mercy, i8r 
MAN, Richard, 194 
Mansail, Ann, 117 
MARCY, mrs. George Daniel, 59 
Marsh, Carlie E., 127 

William Lowrey, 62, 63, 127 

MARTINE {Abraham, 227 

Robert, 227 

mrs. Medad C, 127 
Mason, Fletcher Stone, 253 

George Champlin, 61" 
Mathews ) «*«_»*•#», ~e 

MATHUES \ EIl ^ beth > 38 

John, 227 

Samuel, 38 

Thomas, 38 
May, Ann, 31 

Edward, 31 

Elizabeth, 165 

Israel, 165 
Mayhew, Thomas, 189 



272 



Index of Persons. 



Mayo, Abigail, 229 

Hannah, 65, 66, 205 

John, 169 

Lydia, 230 

Nathan, 66 

Nathaniei, 65, 66 

Samuel, 66, 229 

Theophilus, 204, 205 

Thomas, 66 
McDlLL, mrs. George Edward, 252 
McGregor, mrs. Austin H., 61 
McKay, mrs. Tames, 190 
Mendall, Ha'nnah, 42 

John, 42 

Mercy, 42 

Ruth , 42 

Sarah, 42 
Me re hew ) 

MERYHEw }-Grizagaim, 217 
MEREHOE j 

John, 217 

i'osiah, 217 
lary, 217 
Mercy, 217 
Preserved, 217, 219 
Rachel, 217 
Sarah, 219 
Merrick } ~ r . t , 

MlRRICKp 112 ^ 6 *'^ 

Joshua, 230 

Lydia, 230 

Sarah, 1S0 
Merritt ) . 

MERRE-rrl Amos - 118 

Henry, 81 

John, 80 

Lydia, 118 

Ruth, 117 
MEW, Mary, 119 
MlDDLECOTT \ c u 

Meddlecott { Sarah - x 3° 
MiDDLETON-, Margaret, 249 



Miller ) 
Millar \ 
Meller j 



John, 37, 176, 227, 248 



Mills, Mira, 137 

Mitchell )~, , T , 

MICH ELL \ Charles Langdon, 58 

Deliverance, 9 

Elizabeth, 9 96, 128 

Experience, 96, 98, 105, 226, 256 

Frederick William, 63, 127 

Jacob, 9 

Jane (Cooke), 96, 104, 105 

Mary, 9 

Susanna, 135 

Thomas, 9, 104 
MlXTER, Samuel Jason, 57 
More ) ^ , , 
Moore } Caleb - x 97. 199 

Christian, 195, 197-200 

Jane, 197, i 9 3, 109 

Richard, 193-201 

Sarah, 199, 200 

Samuel, 197, 199 

Susanna, 196, 199, 200 

mrs. William Arthur, 60, 61 
M0REY, Jonathan, 110-112, 116 

Mary, in, 116 
MORIARTY, George Andrews, 250 



Morison, mrs. James, 127 

mrs. John Holmes, 58 
MORLEY, mrs. Charles Wesley, 126 
MORRELL, Edward, 74 
MORRIS, Helen Billings, 126 

Seymour, 58, 65 

mrs. Seymour, 58, 62 
Morse, Anna, 85 

mrs. Gardner, 250 

Jonathan, 85 

Mary, 85 

Nancy, 137 
Morton ) ,> Too 

MORTTON| Ann ' 122 

Benjamin, 12 

Cornelius, 13 

Ebenezer, 13 

Eleazer, 122 

Elisha, 12 

Elizabeth, 13 

Elkanah, 12 

Ephraim, 12, 115, 116, 144, 143, 149 

Ezra, 13 

Hannah, 12, 13 

Job, 13 

Lemuel, 12,13 

Lydia, 12 

Manasseh, 13 

Marcus 57 

Martha, 12, 13 

Mary 12, 13 

Nathaniel, 12,45,46,90, 104, 113, 121, 
122, 141, 144, 145, 206 

Oliver, 13 

Rebecca, 122 

Samuel, 12 

Sarah, 12 

Silas, 13 

Thomas, 12, 13, 107 

Timothy, 13 

Zephaniah, 13 
MOTT, Jacob, 202 

Micah, 117 

Ruth, 117 
MUDGE, Mehitable, 8 
MULFORD, Anna, 229 

Hannah, 229 

John, 229 

Patience, 229 

Thomas, 229 
MUNRO, Walter Lee, 59, 252 

Wilfred Harold, 59, 252 

mrs. Wilfred H., 252 
MUXSOM, Freelove, 158 
MYERS, mrs. Jared K., 192, 251 

NASH, Arthur I., 125 

Deborah, 117 

Hannah, 118 

Herbert, 125 

Joseph, 118 

Nathaniel C, 125, 254 

Robert, 109 

Samuel, 121 
Negroes, Fenex, 118 

Francis, 117 

James, 117 

Jane, 132 

Judith, 117 

Margaret, 117 



Index of Persons. 



273 



63. 127 



Nelson, John, 117 

Lydia, 117 
Nesbit, inrs. Charles F. 
NEWCOMB, Sarah, 200 
NEWLAND, Jeremiah, 9 

Susanna, 9 

William, 108 
Newman, John, 5 

Samuel, 227 
New-ton, Charles H„ 62 

Clara Chipman, 62 
Nichols, mrs. Edward Henry, 59, 250 
Nickerson, Osborn, 232 

Sarah, 181 
Nightingale, George Corlis, 59, 125, 252 

Jeannette Davis, 253 

Mary Greene, 253 

NlLES, , 44 

NlMS, mrs. Frederick A., 2-3 
NORTON, Edward Loudon~59 

Esiel, 9 

James, 9 
NORTHRUM, lieut., 244 
NYE, Benjamin, 215 

Elizabeth, 84 

Ichabod, 84 

John, 202 

Katherine, 84 

Samuel, 84 

Oakman, Hiram Abif, 190 

OCELEY ] 

OCELLEY [Amos, 248 
OCELLY J 

Eleazer, 248 

Hannah, 248 

Jeremiah, 248 

John, 248 

Joseph, 248 

Sarah , 248 

Seth, 248 
O'Donoghue, mrs. Michael F., 127 
Oglesby, Joseph H., 192 

mrs. Joseph Henrv, 192, 251 
Okelia, Bathshua, 248 

John, 248 
Oldham ) w.. . ,. 
OLDUM J E^zabeth, 119 

Orcutt ) . 

ORCUT jAmasa, 117 

Ann, 117 

Elijah, 117 

mrs. Lucius Waldo, 125 

Martha, 118 

Mary, 10 

Prudence, 117 
Ordway, Abner, 227 
Osborn ) c 
Osbon f bamuel - 179 
Osyer, Martha, 118 

Thomas, 118 
Otis, colonel, 52 

William Lindsley, 191 
OTWAY, genera!, 43 

ousamequin, 120, 121, 225, 226 

Owen ) ™ 

Oen \ Eoenezer, 243 

Georgiana W., 253 



William. 11 



OCK I 

CK > , 

OKE ) 



3* 



Pabodie 

Paybodv 

Paddock. 

Pa doc 

Paddok 

Elizabeth, 247 
Ichabod, 247 

iohn, 247 
oseph,247 
udah, 247 
lathaniel, 247 
Robert, 139, 247 
Zachary, 247 
Paddy 



ioq, 132 



len, 66 



Paddye 

Sarah, 130 

Stephen, 227, 228 

Thomas, 168, 169 

William, 130 
Palmer, Elizabeth, 234 

Elizabeth (Hodgkins), 99 

James, 84 

Job, 234 

Joshua, 159 

Lydia, 159 

\lary, 234 

Sarah, 234 

Thomas, 84, 234 

Walter, 227 

William, 99 
Parke, Richard, 192 

Sarah, 192 
PARKER, Edward L., 254 

Frederick Wesley, 57, 58 

Patience, 72 

Samuel Eugene, 60 

Sarah, 151 
PARKMAN, Eiias, 134 
PARLOW, Mary, 9 
Parsons, ensign, 44 
Partridge ) R , . - 

PARTRICH J R^ph, 27, 7 3 

Patishall, Richard, 134 

PEAKES, Rachel, 117 

Pearmain, Sumner Bass, 57 

Pease, Ella G. S., 254 

Peck ) 

PECKE 1 mrs ' J ames Sidney, 252 

Joseph, 227 

Katharine Hayes, 252 
Peirce, see Pierce 
Pel don, mrs. F. A., 190 
Pennell, Elizabeth blackmer, 190 
Percival, James, 177 
Perkins, Hannah, 93 

Ignatius, 93 

]ohn, 92 
,uke, 93 

Mary, 93 

Mercy, 92 

Ruth, 93 
PERRIN I \ , 
PEREN \J° h *>**7 
PERRY, Edward, 202 

Hester, 34 

James, 118 



£ 



274 



Index of Persons. 



191 
Deborah, 118 



Perry ) >r 

cont'd. { Mar >'- II8 

Oliver Hazard, 58 

Samuel, 202 
Peterson, Delia Sophia, 190 

John, 255 

Alary, 255 

Mary Louisa, 252 

Phillips 1 

PHILLIPPS > Benjamin, 43, 187, 189 
PHILLirESJ 

Faith, 87,89-91 

John, 87, 89, 91 

Joseph, 189 

Sarah, 43, 187, 189 

Thomas, 187 
PHINNEY, John, 254 

Mary. 254 
Pierce | 

Peirce \ , 134 

PearceJ 

Benjamin, 117 

Eugene E., 124 

mrs. Jonathan F., 252 

Naomi, 86, 233 

Persis, 118 

Priscil'a, 117 

Shadrach, 86 

Thomas, 86, 233 

mrs. True Page, 
PlNCEN 
PlNCHON . 

Ebene'zer, 118 

Mary, 53 
Poland ] 

POLLAND > Benjamin, 122 
POLDEN J 

Elizabeth, 122 

Hannah, 122 

John, 122 

Lydia, 122 

Alary, 122 

Thankful, 122 

Thomas, 122 

William, 122 
Pope, Hannah, 116 

Seth, 35, 217 

Susanna, 217 

Thomas, 102, no 
PORTER, mrs. Burr, 57 

Jonathan, 158 

Mary, 158 
Potter' Elizabeth, 219 

Ruth, 219 
Powell, William, 108 

Ann, 4, 6, 8 
Anna, 94 
Daniel, 1, 163 
David, 14 
Delivered, 6 
Ebenezer, 1-8, 94 
Eleazer, 14 
Hannah, 14, 91, 128 
James, 94 
Jeremiah, 2-6, 8 
John, 1-7 
Joseph, 1, 123 



Pratt ) 

Prat V Joshua, 6, 98, 100 

confd. ) 

Margaret, 91 

Martha, 123, 163 

Mary, 1, 3, 6, 128 

Mehitable, 8 

Mercy, 3, 6 

Oliver, 8 . 

Peter, 1 

Phineas, 1-3, 6, 98, 256 

Persis, 123 

Rose, 8 

Samuel, 1, 128, 163 
PRESCOTT, William Herbert, 58 
Price, Deborah, 117 
Priest, Degorv, 1, 3, 125, 128 

Mary, 1, 3,128 

Sarah, 128 
PRENCE ) ., • ., 
PRINCE| Abl S all '9* 

Elizabeth, 204, 205 

Hannah, 65, 205 

Jane, 204, 205 

Job, 91 

Judith, 204,205 

Mary, 204, 205, 213, 216 

Mercy, 65, 205 

Patience, 65 

Samuel, 183 

Sarah, 204, 205 

Susanna, 205 

Thomas, 18-20, 27-30, 65. 66, 99, 100, 
139, 141, 142, 145, 203-206,220,225, 
226 

Pride, ,243 

Prince, see Prence 

S}Danie,, 7 6 

Elizabeth, 76 

iohn, 76, 77 
oseph, 76 
lary, 76 
Samuel, 76 
Thomas, 76, yj 
PURCHis, Oliver, 40 
PURMORT, mrs. Henry C, 126 
PUTMON, capt., 44, 243-245 

Ramsdell ) 

Ramsdill > Benjamin, 14 

Ramsden J 

Daniel, 14 

Hannah. 14 

Joseph, 14 

Samuel, 14 

Sarah, 14, 119 

Thomas, 119 
Randall, Mary, 9 
Ransom, Abigail, 93 

Anna, 122, 166 

David, 93 

Deborah, 93 

Ebenezer, 122 

Jonathan, 93 

Joseph, 166 

Lydia, 122 

Mary, 122 

Robert, 122, 166 

Samuel, 93 



Index of Persons. 



275 



Ransom ) c , 
coned. } Sarah .9i 

Susanna, 30 
Rawson, Augustus, 137 

Augustus Y., 137 

Charles Hamilton, 137 

Clarissa Matilda, 137 

Edward Elijah, 137 

Elijah, 137, 13S 

Eliza, 137 

Eliza Hamilton, 137 

Emeiine Peirce, 137 

Horace Lewis, 137 

Julia, 137 

Lizzie, 137 

Mary, 137 

Susan, 138 

Susan Maria, 137 

Susanna, 137 

William Allen, 137 

Raymond I . „ e „„- 
Rayment } Amos ' 2 3S 

Barnabas, S3 

Ebenezer, 83 

Elizabeth, 83, 235 

Eunice, 235 

Ezekiel, 235 

George Lansing, 251 

Gilbert Smith, 61, 250 

mrs. Henry Emmons, 58 

James, 234 

John, 83 

Martha, 235 

Mary, 235 

Mercy, 234 

Peter, 234 

Samuel, 235 

Thomas, 235 

William, 83 
READE ) rr ct , OT . _„., 
REED {Esther, 255 

Jacob, 43 

John, 227 

Jonathan, 255 

William, 255 
RED AWAY, James, 227 
Reddin, Ebenezer, 84 

Hannah, 84 

Mercy, 84 
Reed, see Reade 
Remick, mrs. John Anthony, 58 

Charles, 236 

Deborah, 236 

Dorothy, 236 

Elizabeth, 236 

George Murray, 126 

Hannah, 236 

Isaac, 236 

Mary, 236 

Sarah, 236 
Reynor, John, 19. 27 
Rhodes, fames Mauran, 61 
RICH, William T., 191 
Richards, Jeremiah, 59 

John, 134 
Richardson, George Eliot, 58 

William Minard, 58 
RICHMOND, Edna Louise, 61 



RlCKARD ) r, • 
RICARD } Benjamin, 14 

Bethiah, 15 
David, 163 
Desire, 163 
Eleazer, 13, 94 
Elkanah, 15 
Gyles, 13,214 
Hannah, 91 
Henry, 15, 164 
Joanna, 94 
John, 94, 165 
Josiah, 13, 14, 163 
Judith. 13, 164 
Lydia, 13 
Mary, 15, 164 
Mehitable, 94 
Mercy, 165 

Rebecca, 13. 15, 94, 163 
Samuel, 15, 94 
Sarah, 13 
Thomas, 78 
RlCKKETSON, Elizabeth, 217 
John, 217 
Jonathan, 217 
Rebecca, 217 
Timothy, 217 
William, 217 

g£f}Eikabeth. 3 8 

Hannah, 38 

Joseph, 38 

Mary, 38 

Rebecca, 38 

Samuel, no, 116 

Sarah, 38, no, n6 
RING, Andrew, 256 

Eleazer, 166 

Lydia, 166 

Mary, 47 

Phebe,9i 
RIPLEY, Abner, 15S 

Jonathan, 158 

Panal, 157 

Perez, 157 

Priscilla, 157 
RIVERS, Mary, 234 
Robbins ) 

ROBINS [-Abigail, 93 
ROBBENS J 

Elizabeth, 93 

Hannah, 93 

James, 229 

Jeduthan, 93 

Lemuel, 93 

Mary, 117 

Mehitable, 93 

Thankful, 229 

Timothy, 117 
ROBINSON ! Emi . yE 12 _ 
ROBENSON ) fcmU * *"> I27 

Fear, 53 

Mercy, 154 
ROCKE, Joseph, 134 
ROCKWELL, Elizabeth H., 191 
Rodman, mrs. Isaac Peace, 125, 231 
Rogers ) AK? . «, __„ 
ROGGERsj Abl J ah - I2 3 

Ann, 254 

Eleazer, 123 



2j6 



Index of Persons. 



Rogers "\ 

Rogcers j> Elizabeth, 68, 123 

cont'd. j 

Experience, 123 

Hannah, 68-70, 118, 123 

James, 67, 6S 

John, 67, 6S, 71, 100, 117, 118, 254, 255 

Joseph, 67, 69-71, 254 

Joseph Sumner, 253 

Mary, 43. 254 

Maria, 123 

Ruhamah, 123 

Ruth, 123 

Sarah, 117 

Thomas, 59-61, 63, 67-71, 123, 125, 127, 
190,191.254 

mrs. William Arthur, 125 

Willis, 123 
ROMEBAI.L, Daniel, 160 
Root, Eliza, 137 

Julia, 137 

ROTHERMEL, P. F., 249 
ROISE ) 

Rowse > Elizabeth, 42, 91, 254 
Rows J 

John, 90, 188, 254 
ROWELL, Roland, 58 
Rowland, mrs. David Hall, 251 

ROWLY, , 2C2 

Ruchman, George, 75 
Russell } 



Russel 



53. 54, 150. 151 



Ann (Rogers), 254 
John, 33/78 
Jonathan, 182-184 

%f™\ William, 227,223 

Saffin, John, 34, 35, 83 
Salmon, Stephen Decatur, 124 

Ephraim, 122 

Esther, 121 

Experience, 92 

George, 93 

Gideon, 93 

Hannah, 92, 93 

Henry, 59, 63, 190 

Isaac, 92, 122 

Joanna, 92 

Jonathan, 122 

Josiah, 122 

Lydia, 122 

Margaret, 92 

Pel eg, 123 

Priscilla, 123 

Ruth, 123 

Sarah, 92, 93 

Uriah, 92 

William, 92 

Zabdiel,93 
Sanders, Elizabeth, 118 
Sanderson, Harriet M. H., 137, 138 

Percy, 59 

Reuben, 137 
Sargent ] 

Sergeant > Hannah, 185 
Serjant J 

John,, 185 



Sargent 

Sergeant ( 

Serjant n° hnSmith .58,62 

cont'd. 

Lydia, 186 

Ruth, i8r 

William, 181, 185 
Savery ] 
Savory fAaron, 34 
Savorey J 

Ann, 139 

Hannah, 36 

Thomas, 139- 141 
Sawyer, John, 41, 42 

Mary Cumnnngs, 58 

Mercy, 41 

Susanna, 41 

Thomas, 41 
SCHAUFFLER, William Gray, 60, 251 
SCHOFIELD, John McAlister, 191 
Scott, Mary, 137 
Sears 1 
Seares 

Searse \ ,36,37 

Seers j 
Seirs J 

Ann M., 63, 192 

Benjamin, 175 

Deborah, 30 

Dorothy, 32 

Hannah, 32, 175 

J. Henry, 231 

John, 175, 229 

Jonathan, ^o, 32, 175 

Joseph, 175 

Joshua, 175 

Judah, 175 

Mercy, 175 

Nathaniel, 175 

Paul, 36, 202 

Priscilla, 229 

Samuel, 175, 202 

Seth, 175 

Silas, 202 

Tamsen, 175 
SEAVER, James Edward, 58 
SEAVERNS ) a W( „:i „ £ " 
SEVARNEs] Abl g ai1 '^ 6 

ioseph, 246 
lartha, 201 

Mercy, 246 
Sergeant, see Sargent 
Sexton, Ellen C. K., 252 
SHAUKET, Sampson, 244 
Shaw, Abigail, 123 

Benoni, 122 

Constant, 229 

Edward, io3 

Elizabeth, 91, 123, 163 

Elkanah, 122, 229 

George, 229 

Hannah, 123, 229 

Henry Southworth, 57, 254 

James, 123 

John, 99, ico, 109, 122, 229 

Jonathan, 93, 123, 163, 215, 229. 

Lydia, 122, 180 

Margaret, 122 

Mary, 93, 122, 163 



Index of Persons. 



277 



wl} Stable, 123 

Moses, 122 
Nathaniel, 163 
Persis, 123 
Phebe, 123, 165 
Priscilla,9i, 123 
Rebecca, 93, 229 
Samuel, 165 
Sarah, 163 
Shepard ) - 

SHEPHERD [ Ben J am,n . W 251 

Frederic White, 191 

Seth, 127 

mrs. Seth, 63 
SHERER, mrs. Frank, 127, 252 

Helen Copeland, 63 

Sherley, , 83 

Sherman ") 
Shearman I ~ f . • u 
SERMAN [Bethiah,42 

SHAREMAN J 

Caleb, 12 

Desire, 42, 90, 91 

Elizabeth, 12 

Experience, 42 

Hannah, 12, 189 

Jabez, 219 

Jane, 42, 187, 188 

John, 42, 1S7-1S9, 219 

Lois, 187 

Philip, 219 

Rebecca, 12 

Ring, 12 

Ruth, 219 

Sarah, 12 

Stephen, 219 

Thomas, 219 

William, 42, i83 

Young, 12 
Shreeve, Thomas, 108 
Shrimpton, Samuel, 195 
SHUNTUP, Henry, 243 
Shurtleff "1 

Ihurtu^fe Barnabas, 163 
Shurleff J 

Elizabeth, 105, 163 

Hannah, 92 

Ichabod, 92 

Jonathan, 163 

Mary, 166 

Mehitable, 163 

Nathaniel, 165 

Phebe, 163, 165 

Susanna, 163 

Thankful, 163 

Thomas, 163, 165, 166 

William, T02, 163, 242 

William Harry, 250 
Silvester, Hannah, 12 

Joseph, 12 

Mercy, 12 

Ruth.'gi 

Solomon, 12 

Thankful, 12 
Simmons ) . 
SiMONSONj Aaron - 2 33 

David, 233 
Job, 157 



}> 



Simmons 

SlMONSON } Martha, 233 

cont'd. 

Moses, 98 
SlMPKINS ) v . , , , 

SYMPKiNs} Nlcholas -75.76 

Skerry, Amory T., 60 

Harry Ward, 60, 254 
Skiff, justice, 152 

Stephen, 176, 177 
Slack, Ruth, 93 

Thomas, 03 
SLAPP, captain, 245 
Slater, mrs. Thomas Frederick, 251 
Slaughter, mrs. William D., 63 
SLAWSON, Josiah, 42 

Mary, 42 
S LOCUM, Grace Woods, 252 
SM ALE, Edward, iS 1 

Sarah, 1S1 
Smith, Ann, 118 

Daniel, 227 

Deborah, 118 

Elizabeth, 165 

Elkanah, 165 

Emma Brewster, 63 

Henry, 227 

John,' 40, 233 

Jonathan, 118, 233 

Mary, 145, 233 

Melatiah, 233 

Mercy, iSt 

Nathan Holt, 61, 250 

Remember, 186 

Richard, 121 

mrs. Richard Stanley, 190 

mrs. Rollin H., 191 

Samuel, 233 

Shubael, 184 

Susanna, 233 

Thomas, 227 

William, 227 

Winfield 'Scott, 58, 124 
Snow, Abigail, 42, 48, 50 

Anthony, 48, 187, 256 

Benjamin, 230 

Constant, 167, i63, 174 

Deborah, 42 

Isaac Burrows, 62 

Jabez, 168, 169 

James, 230 

Jane, 204, 205, 230 

John, 167, 168 

Jonathan, 180 

Joseph, 168, 178, 230, 231 

Josiah, 42, 187, 230 

Lydia, 42, 180, 230 

Maria Foster, 124, 125 

Mark, 167, 177,204 

Mary, 230 

Mercy, 42 

Nicholas, 167, 169, 174, 1S0 

Rebecca, 230 

Ruth, 181, 230 

Sarah, 230 

Stephen, 168, 169, 230 
SOPER, Lusanna, 118 

Thomas, 118 
SOULE ) 

SOUL \ Elizabeth, 253 
SOULL j 



2/S 



Index of Persons. 



Esther, 121 






SOULE 

Soul 
Soull 

cont'd. 

George, 59, 63, 121, 125, 190-192, 255, 
256 

Gideon, 159 

Horace Homer, 58, 254 

Jabez, 32 

John, 84, 121, 233 

Martha, 233 

Mary, 91, 255 

Patience, 255 

Rachel, 233 

Rebecca, 84 

Susanna, 255 

Zachariah, 32, 91 
Southwokth J ... .^ , , 

SOUTHWOOD \ Allce (Carpenter), 144 

Bridget, 86,233,234 

Constant, 86, 100, 113, 116, 144, 145 

Desire, 84 

Ebenezer, 86 

Edward, 86, 233, 234 

Gideon, 234 

Hannah, 84 

Ichabod, 84 

Jael, 84,234 

lieutenant, no 

Nathaniel, 84, 234 

Priscilla, 84 

Theophilus, 234 

Thomas, 145 
Sparrow, Abigail, 229 

captain, 149 

Jonathan, 66, 67, 70, 71, 179, 181, 215, 229 

Richard, 138, 139 
SPOONER, Jean, 219 
SPRAGUE, Anthony, in, 116 

Elizabeth, in, 116 

Samuel, 119, 120 
Springer, Elizabeth, 118 

Jonathan, 118 
SPROUT, Elizabeth, 235 

James, 235 

Mercy, 235 
Stamfor'd ) ,, 00 

STANDFORD} Mar y>4 2 . l2S 

Robert, 42, 18S 
STANDISH , Abigail, 91 

Alexander, 11, 153, 154 

Barbara, 153-155 

Charles, 154 

Charles Dana, 253 

Ichabod, 91, 158 

J. Myles, 57 

tosiah, 153, 154 

Lora, 153 

Mary, 153, 158 

Myles, iS, 19, 27-30, 46, 57, 60, 63, 64, 
95, 97, 100, 141, 142, 153-155, 191, 
220, 225-228, 249 

Phebe, 91 

Sarah, 11 

Zachariah, 91 
STANLECK, Daniel, 77 
Stark, William Molthrop, 61, 250 
Stearns, mrs. Sargeant Prentiss", 60 
Sterling, Edith W., 192 

Eleanor A, 192 



Stetson, Eunice, 118 

George Rochford, 63, 126 

mrs. George R., 127 

Nehemiah, 157 

Polly, 118 

Samuel, 118 
Stevens \ 
Steevens } ' 42 

Edward, 42 

John W., 190 
Stewart, mrs. Henry C. H., 191 

Martha, 255 

Thomas, 255 
Stillman, Thomas B., 190 
STINNINGS, Richard, 107' 
Stockbridge, John, 81 
Stone, Ralph, 253 
STOTON, Silence, 219 
Strong ) T , 

STRONGEJJ 0hn ^° 

William Wolcott, 252 

Stuard J 

Stuward >Hugh, 36, 214 

Steuerd j 
James, 36 

STUDLY, Abigail, 118 
Benoni, 118 

gSS} Abigail, ,47. S4 8 

Edward, 38, 247 
Elizabeth, 247 
Hannah, 247, 249 
Hope, 248, 249 
Jasper, 248 
John, 247 
Joseph, 24S, 249 
"Temperance, 243 
Thankful, 248, 249 
Thomas, 247, 248 
STURTEVANT 1 

Sturtivant I 

Stirtevant I* ' 4 

Strtivant J 

Abiah, 164 

Barze, 159 

Betty, 159 

Charles L., 127 

Cornelius, 123, 164 

Elizabeth, 91 

Francis, 31 

Gamaliel, 31 

George, 164 

Isaac^ 52 

{oanna, 157 
.usanna, 164 
Lydia, 31, 205 
Mary, 31 
Mercy, 164 
Moses, 91 
Nancy, 159 
Nehemiah, 123, 164 
Noah, 164 
Paul, 164 
Ruth, 123, 164 
Samuel, 30 
Sarah, 32 
William, 32, 157 
Sumner, ensign, 243 

Waitstill, 123 
SUTTLIF, Abraham, 118 



. 



Index of Persons. 



279 



SUTTLIF 



Ann, 118 



cont'd. 

Sutton, George, 221 

John, 227 

Sarah. 221 

Simon, 220, 222 
SWAN, Clifford Melville, 124, 190 

mrs. Henry Tilden, 60 

Robert T.,'124 
SWETLAND, Elijah, 245 
Swinburne, Laura A., 60 
Sylvester, see Silvester 



Taber) . = . 

TABAR} AmOS ' 215 



Caroline, 128 
Catharine, 128 
Elizabeth, 218 
James, 128 
Job, 128 
Joseph, 218 
Maria, 123 
Martha Akin, 60, 61 
Nathan, 128 
Sarah, 128, 217-219 
Thomas, 33-36, 217 
William, 128 
Taintor ) p . , n 

TANTTORJ Esiel '9 
TALMADGE, mrs. Henry, 60 
Tallman, Sarah, 219 
Tarte, Edward, 221 
Taylor ] 
Tayler «,. , 
Taylar fEhsha.atf 

Tailer J 

George W., 252 

Gesur, 246 

Hannah, 151, 246 

Jasper, 176 

Keziah, 246 

Mary, 181, 246 

Mehitable, 246 

Richard, 246 

William, 132, 134 
Terry, Arthur Noel Wurts, 250 

John Taylor, 59 
Thacher ] 
Thachar I A „ „ P 
THACHR h Ann, 38 
Thach J 

Elizabeth, 38 

John, 149 

Judah,38 

justice, 73 

Mary, 38, 84-86, 233 

Mercy, 84 

Peter, 84-86, 233 

Samuel, 86 

Susanna, 233 

Thomas, 38 
Thayer, Abigail, 233 

Deliverance, 233, 234 

Hannah, 234 

Isaac, 166, 233, 234 

Martha, 166 
Thomas, Caleb, i38 

Deborah, 188 

Dorothy, 188 

Edward, 83, 84 



Thomas ) „,. . _ 00 

contd. JElisha.41,188 

Fear, 84 
Isaac, 188 

Joseph, 188 
oshua, 41, 188 
lary, 84, 188 

Mercy, 42, 187 

Nathan, 1S7 

Nathaniel, II, 41, 120, 188, 215 

Noah, 83 

mrs. Philander Jenckes, 252 

Samuel, 42, 187 

Sarah, 43 

William, 108, 188 
Thompson ) 
Tomtson 

Thomson I Abel, 157 
TOMSON 

Tomoson J 

Abigail, 30, 31, 157 

Andrew, 158 

Asa, 31 

Augusta M. A., 136 

Barnabas, 30-32, 157, 158 

Bezer, 158 

Caleb, 84 

Clare, 158 

Claresse, 158 

David, 32 

Ephraim, 30 

Esther, 255 

Frances, 30 

Hannah, 31, 32, 157, 153 

Ignatius, 158 

Isaac, 86, 158 

jabez, 31 

Jacob, 30-32, 84 

fames, 30 

ferusha, 158 

foanna, 30, 31, 159 

fohn, 31, 86, 101-105, 159, 237, 238, 242, 

255. 2 56 
Joseph, 158 
Joshua, 31 
Martha, 31 
Mary, 31,85, 86, ioi, 103-105, 157, 158, 

234 

Mercy, 31 

Norman Frederick, 191 

Olive, 158 

Peter, 31,32, 159 

Phebe, 158 

Rachel, 32 

Rebecca, 159 

Reuben, 31, 85, 157-159 

Robert Iialiam, 60 

Samuel, 31 

Sarah, 30, 158 

Shubae!, 86 

Susanna, 86 

Thomas, 30, 31, 85, 86, 158, 234 

Zaccheus,3i 

Zebadiah, 32, 157, 158 

Zerviah, 32, 157 
Thornton, Mary, 38 
Thorp, John, 47 
Tilden, John, 188 

Joseph, 76, 83. 221, 222 



280 



Index of Persons. 



Lydia, 220, 221 
Mary, 117, 221 
Nathaniel, 118, 220, 222 
Ruth, 118 
Sarah, 221 
Stephen, 221 
Thomas, 188, 221 
TlLLEY ) 

Tilly \ Edith May, 252 

TILLIE J 

Edward, 46 

Elizabeth, 54 

Hugh, 75, 76 

John, 46, 54 
TlLSON, Benjamin, 164 

Deborah, 94 

Edmund, 94, 157, 163 

Ephraim, 157, 164, 165 

Hannah, 94, 163 

James, 163 

Joanna, 92, 164 

John, 158, 164 

Joseph, 164 

'Mary, 164 

Mercy, 157, 165 

Samuel, 163 

Stephen, 94 
TlNKHAM ) 

TlNKCAM \ ,32 

TlNKCOM ) 

Abijah, 233, 235 

Cornelius, 86 

Ebenezer, 86 

Ephraim, 30, 89, 206, 215, 216, 233, 239 

Esther, 234 

Hannah, 86, 233, 234 

Isaac, 30, 32, 233, 235 

Jeremiah. 84 86 

Joanna, 84, 86 

John, 86, 233, 234 

Joseph, 159 

Lucy, 159 

Moses, 32, 157 

Noah, 157, 159 

Sarah, 157, 159 

Titus, John, 227 

Robert, 227 
Toby f Jonathan, 184 

Rufus Babcock, 125 

Seth, 185 
TOMLIN, Nathaniel, 176 
Tompkins, John Almy, 60 
TORREY, Eunice, 118 

James, n3 
Totman, Deborah, 123 

Dorothy, 13 

Elkanah, 13 

Experience, 123 

Hannah, 123 

Joshua, 123 

Lydia, 13 

Samuel, 123 

Stephen, 13 

Thomas, 13 
Tower. Charlemagne, 61 
TOWNSEND, George, 3 

Hannah, 8 



TOWNSEND J T , 

confd. \ J° hn - 6 - 7 

Samuel, 6 

Tracy >r 

• Mary, 204 



7° 



Tracy e 

Treat 

Treate 

Samuel, 169, 181, 229-231 
Tripp, Abigail, 217 

Ebenezer, 217 

Elizabeth, 217 

James, 217 
Truant, Joseph, 1S8 

Morris, 109, 188 
Truman. Henry Hertel, 6o,2;i 
TUPPER, Thomas, 74, 225 

?URNR R } AmaSa ' 118 " 

Ann, 118 

Charles, 118 

Deborah, 118 

Douglas Kellogg, 126 

Everett P., 125 

Hannah, 118 

Herbert B., 190 

Howard C, 125 

Humphrey, 83 

Jemima, 119 

Mercy, 118 

William, 118 
TURRELL, mrs. Herbert, 190 
Twining, Joanna, 178 

William, 69, 168 
TYLER, Cornelius B., 191 

Edith Royall.sS 

mrs. Joseph H., 254 

Mason Whiting, 192, 251 

mrs. Mason W., 192 

UPHAM, mrs. Frederic William, 126 
Henry Pratt, 125, 192 
mrs. Horace A. J., 252 

VAILL, Edward Griswold, 250 

Julia Cornelia, 250 
VAN Cleve, Margaret F., 253 
Van Dyke, Harry Weston, 63, 127 
VAN-OSTRAND, mrs. Edwin Hubbard, 252 
Van PELT, mrs. Garrett Beekman, 252 
Van Winkle, mrs. Charles D., 6c 

%2S£} William, ^3 

VAUGHAN, Daniel, 84 

Deborah, 85, 234 

Elisha, 83, 84, 86 

Elizabeth, 85 

George, 86, 233 

Hannah, 85, 86 

Hincksman, 83 

Jabez, 84, 85, 234 

Joanna, 84, 86, 92, 234 

Mercy, 83 

Rebecca, 86, 233 

Sarah, 83 

Thankful, 83, 86 

Thomas, 84 
Vilas, Charles Atwood, 252 

mrs. Ldward Perrin, 252 



bidex of Persons. 



281 



VlNAL ) 

VlNALL > Lusanna, 118 
cont'd. J 

Rhoda, 117 
VINIXG, Mark Lyman, 253 
VINTON, Charles Harrod, 61 
Vyall, Samuel, 56 

Wade, Ann, 118 

Piiscilla, 117 
WADSWORTH, Abiah, 32 

Joseph, 241 

Mary, 32 

Meek, 32 
"WaITE, see WEIGHT 
Walk ridge, corporal, 43, 244 
Walker, ■ , 43 

David, 119 

Elizabeth, 255 

Francis, 255 

I. Henry, 190 

Mary, 119 

Nathaniel, 134 

Philip, 227 

William, 66, 168 
Waller, Levi Ellmaker, 251 
Walley, John, 56, 178 

Mary, 150 
WAMSITTO, I2T, 225, 226 

Wanton, Mary, 119 

Michael, 119 
Warren, Abigail, 45, 48, 50, 51 

Anna, 45, 50, 51 






Benjamin, 234 

Charles Henry, 253 

Daniel F„, 192 

Elinor, 86, 234 

Elizabeth, 45, 47-51, 106, 107, no, 141, 

142 
Joanna, 86 

Joseph, 46, 49-51, 86, 110, in, 114, 256 
Mary, 45, 50, 51, 105-107, 113, 115, 116 
Mercy, 2i3 
Nathan, 84 
Nathaniel, 46, 49-51, 110-113, 141, 142, 

218 
Richard, 33, 45-48, 51, 59-61, 63, 64, 98, 

105, 124-127, 141, 190, 250, 252, 253, 

256 
Samuel, 84, 36, 234 

Sarah, 33,45,48,50, 51, 98, 105, 107, 112 
Winsiow, 57, 53 
Washburn } «,., ... <. 

WASHBOURNf EllZabeth >9.96 

Israel, 128 
John, 95, 128 
Josiah, 128 
Mercy, 128 
Sarah, 10 
Waitstill, 128 
William Drew, 125 

wl™R>tM AbiBaa ' 30 ' 139 ' 163 

Ann, 189 
Anna, 165 
Anthony, 31 
Benjamin, 32 
David, 31 
Elisha, 31 
Ezekiel, 30 



Waterman 
Watte rm an 

cont'd. 

Freeman, 159 
George, 159 
Hannah, 31 
Isaac, 164 
James, 30 
Joanna, 159 



Fear, 159 



John, 



41, 158, 159, 165, 189 



Joseph, 30, 42 
Josiah, 164 
lieut., 243 
Lydia, 41, 165 
Martha, 32, 157 
Mary, 32, 157. 164, 165 
Mercy, 158, 159 
Moses, 15S 
Nathaniel, 32, 159 
Rebecca, 164 

Robert, 30, 32, 157, 164, 165 
Samuel, 32, 157, 165 
Thomas, 164 
Zebadiah, 1^7 
WATROL'S, Benjamin P., 127 
Watson, George, 99, in, 149, 242 
WAY, Lillian Minnie, 252 
mrs. William B., 252 
Webb, general, 243 
Webber, mrs. Nathaniel W., 253 
Webster, mrs. William H., 253 
Weight, Deborah, 1S6 
Wells, capt., 245 

Isaac, 80 
Wendell, mrs. Emory, 59 
Wensley ) - . , 
Winsley } John, 152, 134 
Wesson, Tames Leonard, 58 
West, Elisha, 92 
Mary, 92 
Mercy, 33 
Peleg, 92 
Peter, 92 
Stephen, 33 

Weston, , 194 

Benjamin, 166 
Edmund, 166 
Elizabeth, 195 
James, 93 
John, 166 
Jonathan, 93 
Mehitable, 93 
Nathan, 166 
Rebecca, 166 
Thomas, 194, 195 
Zachariah, 93, 166 
Wetherbee, Jeremiah Otis, 125 

Seth Holden, 190 
Wetherell, see Witherell 
Wheaten, Robert, 227 
Wheeler, mrs. Charles Gilbert, 249 
Whelden } 
Whilden > Desire, 245 
WhildingJ 
Elisha, 245 
Elizabeth, 245 
Gershom, 245 
John, 176, 245 
Mary, 176 
Mercy, 245 



■ :• 



282 



bidex of Persons. 



WHELDEN ] 
WHILDEN 1 e, 

Whilding i N 



Alice, 16* 



Samuel, 245 

cont'd. j 

Thankful, 245 

Thomas, 245 
Whitcomb { t „ _„ 
WHITCOM } James, 219 

Jean, 219 

Molly, 117 
White, Daniel, 120 

Edward, 6 

Gowen, 82 

Hunter Carson, 252 

mrs. Hunter Carson, 252, 254 

Jonathan, 176 

Peregrine, 9c, 119, 120, 193 

Resolved, 60, 125 

Sarah, 120 

Susanna, 189 

Timothy, 255 

William, 60, 125, 226 

William Gardner, 60 
Whiting, Elisha, 94 

Joanna, 94 
Whitman, Abigail, 91 
Whitney, mrs. Thomas Henry, 60 

William Beaumont, 126 

WlIITON 

Whttton 
Written 

WlTTON 

Bethiah, 164 
Elisha, 92 
Joanna, 92 
John, 164 
Mary, 166 
Rachel, 117 
Thomas, 117 
WHITTLESEY, mrs. George D., 61, 250 
mrs. William Augustus, 250 

William Jenness, 249 
Wilkinson, , 195 

mrs. Henry W.,252 
WlLLETT, Thomas, 78, 89, 139, 141, 142, 

225-228 
Williams, Anna, 128 

Cornelia Barton, 126 

John, 77, 81, 82 

Richard, 39,40 

Thomas, 47, 168 
Williamson, Mary, 42 
Willis, Elizabeth H. P.. 99 

John, 99 
Wilson, mrs. John R., 62 
WING, Abigail, 217 

Benjamin, 217 

Elizabeth, 217 

John, 75 

Joseph, 217 

Matthew, 217 
WlNSLEY, John, 132, 134 

Edward, 27-30, 46, 95-97, 129, 131, 134, 

189, 220, 255, 256 
Eleanor, 41, 132 
Elisha, 255 



Win slow ] 
Winsloe [■ Isaac, 130 
cont'd. J 

Job, 134 

John, 129-134, 215, 226, 255 

Jonathan, 181 

Joseph, 131, 255 

Josiah, 102, 132, 205, 215, 216, 225-228 

Kenelm, 100, 132, 255 

Magdalen, 129 

Martha, 255 

Mary, 129^131 

Mercy, 119, 201 

Nathaniel, 41, 134, 255 

Parnell, 130 

Ruth, 181 

Samuel, 119 

Sarah, 130 

Susanna, 189 

William Copley, 189 
Winter. John, 76 

WlTHERELL, Mary, Il8 
Woo(?), Elihu, 219 

Silence, 219 
Wood ] ... , 

ATTWOOd}^ 1 ^ 1 
Abigail, 219 
Abijah, 31 
David, 85, 92, 235 
Edmund, 235 
Elizabeth, 232, 234 
Ephraim, 84, 85, 233, 234 
mrs. George Howard, 58, 59 
Glenn, 191 
Hannah, 32, 218, 235 
Henry, 233 
Ichabod, 234 
Isaac, 218, 234 
Jabcz, 233, 235 
Jerydiah, 219 

John, 85, 100, 108, 138, 214 
Judah, 158 
Joanna, 92, 235 
Jonathan, 219 
Mary, 157, 218, 233 
Mercy, 233 
Meribah, 219 
Nathaniel, 241 
Rachel, 218 
Rebecca, 233 
Ruth, 219 

Samuel, 84, 232-234 
Sarah, 85 

Susanna, 85, 233, 234 
Stephen, 85 
Thomas, 32 
Timothy, 157 
William, 218, 219 

John, 227 
WOODWARD, Frank Ernest, 58, 59 

Samuel Walter, 58, 59, 191 

Theron Royal, 19 1 
WOOD WORTH, Hannah, 117 
WORDEN, Martha, 201 

Mary, 201, 202 

Mercy, 201 

Peter^75, 76 

Samuel, 202 



Index of Persons. 



283 



WORTHINGTON, Harry Cushman, 62 
Wright, Adam, 164 

Benjamin, 164 

Hester, 101, 103-105, 164, 

Isaac, 239 

John, 164, 165 

Mary, 164, 165 

Rachel, 91 

Repentance, 164 

Richard, 97, 101-105, 238, 

Sarah, 91, 164 



166 



242 



Wyate, James, 40 



Yates, mrs. Frederick William, 190 
Yergason, Henry Christopher, 62 
Young, Elisha, 179, 1S0 

Elizabeth, 179, 1S0 

Rebecca, 180 



ZlNZENDORF, count, 343 



INDEX OF PLACES. 



Abington, 117 ■ 
acushnet.33, 112, 216 
Albany, N. Y., 244 
America, 45 
Annapolis, Md., 194 
Arden, N. C, 190 
Augusta, Me., 190 



Baltimore. Md., 60 

Barley Neck, 68 

Barnstable, Mass., 51, 71, 73, no, 

176, 181-184,201, 256 
Batavia, Ni Y., 60 
Berwvn, Md., 63 
Billingsgate, 169, 178 
Billingsgate Island, 68, 168, 169 
Binghamton, N. Y.,60 
Borsconge, Eng., 154 
Boston, Mass., 2, 42, 57, 58, in, 118 



149. 



124, 



125, 129, 131, 1S9, 190, 195, 215, 243, 244, 

249 
Bowen's Bridge, 227, 228 
Braintree, Mass., 195 
Bridgeport, Conn., 126 
Bridgewater, Mass., 8, 9, 10, 118, 124, 

135. 142, 256 
Eristol, Me., 255 
Bristol, R. I., 246 
Brookfield, Mass., 135 
Brookline, Mass., 59, 124 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 191 
Bryn Mawr, Pa., 126 
Buffalo, N. Y., 60, 125, 191 

Cambridge, Mass., 45, 64, 124, 190, 192, 

250 
Cafe Cod, Mass., 45, 193, 231, 232 
Centre Island, L. I., 2, 3 
Chackacust, Mass., 226 
Charlestown, Mass., i, 3, 6, 256 
Chathamport, Mass., 232 
Cheesecake, Va„ 195 
Chester, Conn., 251 
Chessawanuck ,120 
Chicago, III., 62, 65, 126, 191, 249 
Chilmark, Mass., 186 
Clark's Island, Mass., 88 
Clayton, Eng., 75 
Clinton, Iowa, 59 
Coaksett, Mass., 87, 88 
Cohassett, Mass., ii3 
Columbus, O., 126 
Concord, Mass., 250 
Connecticut, 43, 192 
craftsbury, yt., 135 
Crawston, Eng., 154 
Crown Point, N. Y., 244 
Cumberland, B. C, 190 



Dartmouth, Mass., 33-36, 49, 102-105, 

no, 112, 196, 216, 219, 256 
Delfs-haven, Holland, 97 
Denver, Col., 190 
Detroit, Mich., 59, 253 
Dorchester, Mass., 119 
Droitwich, Eng., 129 
Duxbury, Mass., 10, 11, iS, 27, 29, 56, 64, 

78, 99, 104, 107, 119, 128, 153, 192, 194 

East Bay, 44, 244 

East Bridgewater, Mass., 135 

East Creek, 44 

East Greenwich, R. I., 252 

Eastham, Mass., 65, 67, 69, 71, 138, 167, 

169, 174, 177-181, 2i2, 214, 216, 229, 

230, 231, 256 
Eel River, Mass., 46-49, 99, 106-113, 115, 

168 
England, 45, 51, 76, 105, 134 

Fairhaven, Mass., 216 
Fall River, Mass., 190 
Flushing, N. Y., 191 
Fort Ann, 43, 44 

Germantown, Pa., 126 

Halifax, Mass., 30-32, 157-159. 256 
Hanover, Mass., 117, 118 
Hartford, Conn., 61 
Hartsville, Pa., 126 
Harwich, Mass., 174, 256 
High Cliff, 87 
Hoboken, N. J., 190 
Hobs Hole, 48 

Hog Island, N. Y., 2-5, 7, 120, 121 
Holland, 95, 96, 105 
Hooppole Neck, 82 
Hoquiam, Wash., 191 
Hudson, Wis., 124 
Hull, Mass., 229 
Hyde Park, Vt., 192 

Isle of Man, 154 

Janesvtlle, Wis., 63, 127 
Jones River, Mass., 56, 79, 100-102, 104, 
215, 237, 238 

Kecomewett, 226 
Keskagansett, 65, 66, 68 
Kingston, Mass., 32, 58, 250 
Kingstown, R. I., 1-3, 6 

Lakenham, Mass., 100, 215 
Lakewood, N. J., 60, 251 
Leyden, Holland, 45, 95 



284 



Index of Places. 



28^ 



j 



Lincoln County, Me., 255 
Little Compton, R. I., 49, 102, 109 
Little Falls, N. Y., 191 
Liverpool, N. S., 13 
London, Eng., 45, 46, 99, 194, 195 
Long Island, N. Y., t, 3 
Lowell, Mass., 58, 125 
Lunenburg, Mass., 136 
Lynn, 74 

Major's Purchase, 104, 215 

Malden, Mass., 58, 1S5 

Malone, N. V., 13s 

Manomet Pond, 50, in, 113, 115 

Marblehead, Mass., 195 

Marshfield Mass., 27, 41, 78,87,89,90, 

103, 108, 118, 119, 120, 181, 187,254, 256 
Martha's Vineyard, Mass., 189 
Maryland, 194, 195 
Massachusetts Bay, 194, 195 
Massachusetts Path, 102 
Matenacock, L. I., N. Y., 4 
Maudes ley, Eng., 154 
Meriden, Conn., 61 
Middlebo rough, Mass., 9, 31, 83, 102, 

165, 205, 215, 232, 256 
Milwaukee, Wis., 252 
Minneapolis, Minn., 125 

MONOMOY, iSl 

Montreal, Canada. 60 
Monponsett Pond, Mass., 242 
Mosskituash, Mass., 226 
Mount Hope Neck, 120 
Musquashcott Pond, 81 



Namassakett, Mass., 102, 103, 205, 213 

Namassakeeset Pond, 104 

Nameskekit, 65, 66, 167, 168 

Narragansett, 121 

Nauset, 177 

Nevis, W. I., 134 

Newark, N. J., 61, 251 

New Bedford, Mass., 12S, 216 

Newbury, Eng., 154 

New Britain, Conn., 250 

New Brunswick, N. J., 251 

New Castle, Pa., 124 

New England, 75, 76 

New Haven, Conn., 250 

New London, Conn., 250 

Newport, R. L, 112, 250 

Newton Highlands, Mass., 190 

New York, N. Y., 60, 61, 125, 190-192, 

250, 251 
North Marshfield, Mass., 190 
North Purchase, 9 
North River, Mass., 100-102 
North Yarmouth, Me., 123 



Old Lyme, Conn., 126 
Omaha, Neb., 60 
Orange, N. J., 60, 125, 251 
Orange City, Fla., 251 
Orleans, Mass., 178, 229, 256 
Ormistick, Eng., 154 
Oshkosh, Wis., 63 
Oysterbay, L. I., 2-4, 7 
Oyster Bay, L. L, 1-3, 6 



Paomett, 68, 144, 168 
Papasouash Neck, 226 
Pascomausuck, 112 

Patucket River, 228 

Pawling, N. Y., 60 

Philadelphia, Pa., 135 

Pine Hills, 48,108,112 

Piney Point. 237,242 

Pittsfield, Mass., 250 

Plainfield, N. J., 251 

Plymouth, Eng., 97 

Plymouth, Mass., i, 3, 12, 15, 27-30,39, 

45. 46, 49. 50. 5 1 - 6 9. 7°, 73. 75. 79, So, 

83, 87, 83, 90, 95-99, 101-110, 120, 132, 

I38, I39, I4I, I44, I45, 153, I55, 102, 

I69, I77, 188, 189, I92, I93-I95, 201, 

203, 206, 212, 215, 2l8, 220, 224, 225, 
228, 23I, 236, 239, 242,254, 256 

Plymouth Colony, 46, 65", 74, 73, 97, 103, 

121, 138, 160, 167, 220, 225, 254, 256 
Plymouth County, Mass., 64, 123, 201, 

254 
Plympton, Mass., 32, 91, 94, 163, 165, 166, 

256 

POCATANOCK BROOK, 44 

Pochett Island, 68, i68, 169, 177, 216 
Portland, Me., 250 
Portland, Or., 190 
Portsmouth, N. H., 58, 59 
Portsmouth, R. I., 109 

POTAMMACUT, 68 

Providence, R. I., 59, 118, 124, 252, 253 

PROVINCETOWN, MAbS., 231, 232 
PUNCKATESET, 49, 87, 102, 109, 23S 

Queen's County, N. Y., 8 

Ram Island, 33 
Reading. Mass., 185 
Rehoboth, Mass., 226-228 
Rhode Island, 1-3, 6, 121, 202, 219 
Richmond, Va., 159 
Rochester, Mass., 33, 119 
Rochester, N. Y.. 190, 219 
Rockford, III., 191 
Rockharbor, 177 
Rocky Nook, 99, 103, 105, 237, 242 
Rome, Italy, 190 

St. Louis, Mo., 124 
St. Paul, Minn., 60, 125, 127, 190 
Salem, Mass., 193, 195, 196, 199, 200 
Sandwich, Mass., 74, 110-112, 176, 177, 

181-186, 202, 224 
San Rafael, Cal., 60 
Saratoga, N. Y., 128 
Satucket, 167, i63, 204, 205, 216 
Saugus, Mass., 74, 75 
Scituate, Mass., 53, 73, 76, 77, 79-S2, 

117-119, 160, 162, 194, 220, 222, 256 
Seneca Falls, N. Y., 190 
Shelter Island, N. Y., 60 
Shifting Cove, hi 
Slowly House, 47 
Smelt River, 99, 104, 242 
SoMEkViLLE, Mass., 190 
southampton, eng., 45, 97 
South Bay, 244 
South Duxbury, Mass., 64 



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South Weymouth, Mass., 58 
SOWAMS River, 22S 
sowamset, 121 
Squabonansett, 41 
Stockbridge, Mass., 5S 
Story's Island, Md., 195 
Strawberry Hill, 98, 102 
SuccanesiT, 202 
Swansea, Mass., 54, 176, 195 

Tampa, Fla., 190 

Taunton, Mass., 39, 40, 119, 195 

Tenterden, Eng., 221, 222 

TlCONDEROGA, N. Y., 44 

Titicut, Mass., 215 
Tonsett, 216 
Troy, N. Y.. 60 
Truro, Mass., 200 
Two Mile River, 41 

Vermont, 192 
Virginia, 195 



Washington, D. C, 63, 127, 191, 251 
Waterford, Conn., 191 
Waverly, Iowa, 191 
wellingsley.48 
Wenham, Mass., 200 
West Newton, Mass., 124 
Westport, Mass., 216 
West St. Mary's, Md., 195 
Weymouth, Mass., 41 
Wilkes Barre, Pa., 126,251 
Winchester, Mass., 53 
Winnapaukett Pond, 21s 

WlNNATUXET, 238, 242 

Winsted. Conn., 191 
Winthrop, Mass., 53 
Wood Creek, 244 
Woodside, Md., 251 
Wrightington, Eng., 154 

Yarmouth, Mass., 36, 37, 75, no, 

201, 202, 229, 245-248, 256 
York River, Va.,~i95 



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